Prisoner faces charges from 2015 ‘rolling meth lab’ crash.

March 2, 2016
Russell, Kyle


HART — A 31-year-old Weidman, Mich. man was arraigned Wednesday, March 2, in 78th District Court on three felony manufacturing methamphetamine charges stemming from a one-car crash on Hawley Road east of 198th Avenue in Newfield Township in September of 2015, according to a State Sheriffs’ Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) press release.

Kyle Nathaniel Russell was allegedly traveling in a meth lab on wheels.

An Oceana County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the crash and found “items consistent with those used to manufacture methamphetamine.” SSCENT detectives responded to the scene and seized several items used in meth production. 

The Michigan State Police Methamphetamine Enforcement Team also responded to the scene to dismantle the lab and remove the hazardous materials from the vehicle.

Russell is currently an inmate at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson, according to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). Russell is serving 2-20 years in prison for Newaygo County convictions ofSSCENT manufacturing methamphetamine and receiving and concealing stolen property resulting from June 3 and July 24, 2015 crimes, according to OTIS. He was sentenced Jan. 25, 2016.

He faces up to 20 additional years in prison for the most serious of his recent charges.  

Meth production involves the use of hazardous materials and requires specially-trained technicians to clean up the site.

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