March 15, 2017
An initial traffic stop by the Midland County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of five individuals for various drug related offenses.
The incident started at approximately 3:20 am on March 15, 2017. A Midland County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a Ford Ranger pick up on M-30 near Blakely Road for a moving violation. The driver initially pulled over before fleeing northbound. The suspect fled at speeds reaching approximately 87 mph. The suspect continued north on M-30, west on West Curtis Road, south on Water Road and west into Weeping Willow subdivision. Deputies were able to deploy a spike system that flattened the suspect vehicle's tires. A short time later the suspect vehicle lost control and went into the ditch.
The driver is a 23 year old Lee Township man. He was arrested for fleeing and eluding, DWLS, possession of marijuana and having outstanding warrants. A passenger in the vehicle, a 26 year old Clare man, was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine and for having outstanding warrants. A third passenger, a 27 year old Lee Township female, was later released.
Deputies later transported the female passenger to a residence on Water Road in Edenville Township to drop her off. When deputies arrived, a 35 year old Saginaw man took off running from the residence. He was later located and arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
Deputies observed components for manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence and obtained a search warrant. Deputies at the scene were assisted in executing the search warrant by Detectives from Bay Area Narcotics Team and the Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team. A 22 year old Sanford man and a 54 year old Coleman woman were then arrested and transported to the Midland County Jail for manufacturing methamphetamine.
Sheriff Scott Stephenson