Scottville woman caught with 124 grams of meth arraigned on felony charge.

February 17, 2022


Scottville woman caught with 124 grams of meth arraigned on felony charge.

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LUDINGTON — The 51-year-old Scottville woman who was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies Sunday, Feb. 13, after a K-9 search found 124 grams of suspected methamphetamine has been arraigned in 79th District Court on a felony charge of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine.

Melinda Rae Kalis, of 109 S. Columbia St., was arrested following a traffic stop shortly before 6 p.m. near her home, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Deputy Ken Baum and K-9 Diego were requested at the scene, said Sheriff Cole. “Diego ‘alerted’ to the presence of narcotics in the suspect vehicle. During a search, 124 grams of suspected methamphetamine were located in the vehicle.”

Kalis’ bail was set at $1,000/cash. A probable cause hearing in district court is set for Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.

In an unrelated case, Mason County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported “disturbance” in the 700 block of North Meyers Road in Pere Marquette


Township Sunday shortly after 11:30 p.m., said Cole. 

“During the investigation, a 47-year-old Ludington woman was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl along with numerous used and unused needles,”said Sheriff Cole.

April Lynn Somsel, of 756 N. Meyers Rd., was arrested and lodged in the Mason County Jail on felony charges of possession of meth and possession of a narcotic (fentanyl). Somsel’s bail was set at $5,000/cash. She has a probable cause hearing set for Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.

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