Methamphetamine/Meth Labs

Fight Meth Charges Aggressively

To combat the scourge of methamphetamine, Michigan law enforcement tracks purchases of certain suspicious materials. State law was also strengthened to allow people to be charged with meth production simply for possessing ephedrine.

A conviction for manufacture of methamphetamines or possession of meth ingredients can result in a 20-year prison term. With the stakes so high, you need a skilled and aggressive defense attorney at your side in the fight for your freedom. I am David G. Moore, a former prosecutor and a proven meth lab arrest defense lawyer, who has handled meth crime cases in surrounding counties of Southwest Michigan. Contact me immediately if you or a loved one has been arrested or questioned in connection with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Possession of Otherwise Legal Items Can Lead to Drug Charges

Meth is relatively easy to manufacture — lithium batteries, a wooden spoon, tubing, Coleman fuel and a supply of ephedrine and certain other chemicals. But did you know that in rural areas like Van Buren, St. Joseph and Cass counties, if you have purchased products that are associated with methamphetamine production, you are likely to get arrested or be investigated for manufacture of methamphetamines? It is possible for charges to be filed for any number of reasons, including:

  • Tips from a confidential informant
  • An arrest after being questioned for "suspicious" activities
  • Following a law enforcement review of grocery store and drug store records that track ephedrine/pseudoephedrine purchases

More than half of all felony meth arrests occur in Van Buren, St. Joseph and Cass counties, because that's where the highest concentrations of meth labs are. And police are zealous in their efforts to stamp out meth labs. Manufacturing meth — even possessing a box of Sudafed — can be charged as a 20-year felony.

Providing a Vigorous Yet Understanding Criminal Defense

I know that meth is a horribly addictive drug that makes people commit crimes and do unspeakable things to feed the monster. Helping clients break the cycle of addiction is always part and parcel of my defense. I explore all constitutional issues such as illegal search and seizure, and I try to get clients qualified for treatment and alternatives to prison.

Contact a Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you were arrested for operating a meth lab, possessing meth or simply for buying ephedrine, I have the skill and experience to fight for you. I personally meet with you and personally handle your defense from day one until resolution of your case. Call my Portage office at 269-216-4573 or 888-527-6768 or contact me online to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.