On Thursday, detectives from the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team executed search warrants at two separate residences on US-23 South in Sanborn Township, resulting in the arrest of three local individuals allegedly involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Last week, while investigating an unrelated narcotics investigation, HUNT detectives learned of two Sanborn Township residents and an Alpena resident who were alleged to be involved together in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. HUNT identified the two Sanborn residents as father and son who resided in the same household, and the Alpena resident as being a girlfriend to the younger of the two men.
Assisted by troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post, HUNT detectives executed a search warrant at the residence of the father and son. During the search warrant the men, along with the son's girlfriend who was the third suspect, were located within the residence. As a result, the search warrant, multiple precursors, components, and containers all used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were located within the residence.
While executing the search warrant, contact was made with the next door neighbor, and detectives learned the neighbor also was involved with the original suspects in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. A second search warrant was prepared and executed at the neighbor's residence and detectives found multiple precursors, components, and containers all used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
The three suspects, whose names are being withheld pending arraignments, were arrested and lodged in the Alpena County Jail on multiple charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, which is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. At the time of the arrests, one of the suspects, who is a registered sex offender, was currently on parole after receiving convictions for criminal sexual conduct 2nd degree and possession of child sexually abusive material.
In addition, several other suspects have been identified and more arrests are expected in the future. HUNT detectives were assisted at the scene by troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post, the Sanborn Township Fire Department, and the Michigan State Police 7th District Meth Response Unit.
Residents are encouraged to report any illegal narcotics activity by contacting the HUNT website at www.huntteam.net or by calling 1-800-573-DRUG.