SSCENT arrests 3 involved in ‘intricate scheme’ to make meth

November 25, 2015

SSCENTMANISTEE —  State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narctoics (SSCENT) detectives arrested three Manistee residents earlier this month on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine for their alleged involvement in an ongoing criminal operation, according to a SSCENT press release issued Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Conspiracy to manufacture meth is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000.00 fine.

Arrested were Roxanna Rose Mallory, 27, of Onekama; Harvey Robert Williams Jr., 48, of Honor; and Isaac Jerome Bafford, 31, of Bear Lake.

“SSCENT detectives learned that the three parties were involved in an intricate scheme to manufacture methamphetamine around the Manistee County area,” the press release states. The investigation started in June and ended in September. “SSCENT detectives interviewed numerous witnesses; followed up on information ascertained by uniformed law enforcement officers in the Manistee community; and left no stone unturned,” said D/Lt. Andrew Ambrose, Commander of SSCENT. Additional arrests are pending.

Isaac Jerome Bafford was sentenced last month to 16 to 40 years in prison on an unrelated drug charge. The conviction was the result of a previous investigation conducted by SSCENT detectives.

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana and Lake counties. If you have information about drug activity in your area, SSCENT asks that you call (800) 994-8477 or contact your local police department.

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