January 28, 2015
Deputies and Firefighters discovered components of a methamphetamine laboratory after responding to a trailer fire in Edenville Township.
Midland County Central Dispatch received a call for house fire at 5582 N Lake Sanford Rd in Midland Counties Edenville Township. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the residence fully engulfed. In the course of fighting the fire, components known to be used in the manufacturing of the drug methamphetamine were discovered and seized as evidence. After the fire was extinguished, the Bay Area Narcotics team was contacted. They responded with personnel who are trained in the proper removal and disposal of these caustic materials.
The resident of this house, a 52 year old man, ran to the neighbors and asked them to contact 911 to report the fire. He then fled the scene prior to the arrival of Law Enforcement and the Fire Department. He was later located at another residence in Edenville Township and arrested for unrelated outstanding warrants. The investigation into the potential Meth Lab is ongoing. Edenville Township was assisted at the scene by the Hope and Jerome Township Fire Departments.
Sheriff Scott Stephenson