Two arrested in meth lab bust

June 5, 2015


NEWFIELD TWP. —  A 45-year-old Hesperia man and a 25-year-old Hesperia woman were arrested by the State Sheriffs’ Chiefs’ Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) Thursday, June 4, following a meth lab bust in the 2900 block of Lakeview Drive.

Following a search of the property, Leon Jon Stanek was arrested and lodged in the Oceana County Jail. Stanek was arraigned Friday, June 5, in 78th District Court in Hart on felony charges of providing a structure to manufacture methamphetamine and possessing chemicals/laboratory equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Both charges are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

The female suspect has not yet been arraigned, and police are not releasing her name right now. She was a wanted fugitive who had four warrants for her arrest, according to a SSCENT press release. She was arrested and lodged in the Newaygo County Jail.

SSCENT, the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET), along with the Oceana County SSCENTSheriff’s Office, executed the search warrant.

During the execution of the search warrant, several items used in meth production were located inside the home. 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 laboratory and remove the hazardous materials from the residence.

CMET is a multi-jurisdictional task force that covers Newaygo, Osceola, Montcalm, Mecosta and Ionia counties.

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

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


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