Searches yield meth-making materials

February 25, 2015

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — Two separate, unrelated searches of area homes netted components used in the process of making methamphetamine Tuesday evening Feb. 24 and early Wednesday morning Feb. 25, according to SSCENT Det./Lt. Andrew Ambrose.

The first search took place in the 2100 block of Nelson Road in Manistee County’s Filer Township, and the second search occurred in the 200 block of North Harrison Street in the City of Ludington. No arrests have been made yet, and both cases are under investigation.

“Several items used in the production of meth” were located, but no “active cook” was found at either location, Ambrose said.

Both searches occurred at homes where the subjects living there are on probation and are subject to random searches, Ambrose said. Search warrants were obtained.

SSCENT was assisted in the Manistee County search by the Traverse Narcotic Team (TNT), the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Parole and Probation Office, the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office and the Manistee County K-9 Unit.

Assisting SSCENT at the Ludington location were TNT, the Ludington Police Department, the MDOC Parole and Probation Office and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

SSCENT (State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team) is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Lake, Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties.