Ludington woman arraigned on meth, accessory charges

May 7, 2015

LUDINGTON — A 20-year-old Ludington woman was arraigned in 79th District Court on felony charges of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and accessory after the fact to a felony Wednesday, May 6.

Mara Lynn Wittlieff was released from the Mason County Jail on a personal recognizance bond after her arraignment. Her most serious charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

Wittlieff’s arrest stems from a Feb. 25 search warrant executed by the State Sheriffs Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) and Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) in the 200 block of North Harrison Street in the City of Ludington. During the search, several items used in the production of meth were located inside the home.

“The warrant for Wittlieff was issued as a result of the investigation conducted by SSCENT detectives,” a SSCENT press release states.

Meth production involves the use of hazardous materials and requires specially-trained technicians to clean up the site. Members of the Michigan State Police Methamphetamine Enforcement Team responded to the scene to dismantle the labs and remove the hazardous materials from the residence.

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana and Lake counties.

SSCENT detectives were assisted by TNT-South (Traverse Narcotics Team), the Manistee County Sheriff’s Department and the Ludington City Police Department during the search warrant.

TNT-South is a multi-jurisdictional task force that covers Missaukee, Osceola and Wexford Counties.

SSCENT asks if you have information about drug activity in your area, to contact them at (800) 994-8477 or contact your local police department.

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