HILLSDALE — While responding to a domestic situation at a home in Litchfield last week, Michigan State Police troopers discovered a evidence of a meth lab — resulting in one woman being charged in the case while another suspect is being investigated.
Carie Levine Young, 35, was arraigned on March 20, four days after she was arrested at her home in Litchfield. She has been charged with one count of operating/maintaining a lab involving methamphetamine, conspiracy to operate/maintain a lab involving meth, and one count of possession of methamphetamine.
The other suspect in the case has not been charged, but Hillsdale County Assistant Prosecutor Rod Hassinger said that individual is being investigated as a co-conspirator in the bust.
According to Hassinger and the report filed by officers from the MSP, a call was placed on March 16 for a domestic dispute at Young’s home Upon arrival, officers noticed the smell of meth in the air and saw evidence of the drug in the home.
After asking for permission to look in the home, Young allowed the officers inside where they discovered charred tin foil and coffee filters with residue of meth on them as well as quantities of the drug.
Officers also found a one-pot cook and other components used in making the drug. Young was arrested and taken to the Hillsdale County Jail where she is still incarcerated.
Bond has been set at $100,000 with 10 percent allowed. An exam has been set for April 2 at 9:30 a.m.
Young faces up to 20 years in prison for the operating a lab and conspiracy charges.