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Kalamazoo man arrested for possession and manufacture of meth

Police executed a search warrant at a house in Bangor, Michigan, earlier this month after receiving a tip that a 45-year-old man wanted for a felony out of Kalamazoo County might be inside. After entering the house, police found the man, along with a 17-year-old Bangor woman and a 29-year-old Kalamazoo man. Detectives arrested the 45-year-old man and the woman on felony warrants.

The 29-year-old Kalamazoo man, who was waiting in the garage while the arrests took place, asked police to retrieve his jacket from his truck. When they did, police say a plastic container fell out of his jacket pocket. According to detectives, it was filled with three baggies that contained 2.9 grams of methamphetamine.

That led the police to conduct a more thorough search of the inside of the home. In it they say they found paraphernalia and syringes used to consume meth. In the garage the sheriff's office says detectives located garbage bags filled with items traditionally used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines.

After the police investigation is complete, the county prosecutor will review the report. Police are seeking charges of possession and manufacture of meth against the 29-year-old Kalamazoo man.

There have been seven meth-related busts so far in 2012 in Kalamazoo County. Since 2004, there have been a total of 679 meth-related busts in the county; the most in one year occurred in 2009, with 154 meth busts.

Manufacturing of methamphetamines can be charged as a felony that carries 20 years in prison. People who suffer from addiction to meth may make poor choices and in addition to a legal defense, law firms and other important resources can help assist people in the path to recovery from addiction.

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette, "Meth bust in Bangor yields active labs, supplies and arrests, police say," Rosemary Parker, March 8, 2012

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