KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — Deputies have discovered three methamphetamine lab operations in the past three days in Kalamazoo County.
When the investigations are complete, several suspects will be charged with meth-related felonies, according to a news release from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.
In the first incident, deputies found the meth lab while investigating an unrelated crime in the 8000 block of Douglas Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the news release. During that investigation, police observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation.
The deputies contacted the occupants of the vehicle behind a home in the 8500 block of Douglas Avenue, where they found remnants of meth production and components used to cook meth.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking multiple charges against the resident of the home.
Then at about 7 a.m. Tuesday, while deputies were trying to arrest a man with outstanding warrants in the 1000 block of Colonial Trail in Oshtemo Township, they found several one-pot meth labs and a suspected marijuana grow operation.
Deputies also found methamphetamine and components used to produce the drug. One Kalamazoo-area resident was inside the home and arrested on outstanding warrants. Several suspects are expected to be charged, police say.
The third incident took place Thursday at about 12:30 a.m. when deputies received a tip about drug activity at a home in the 5400 block of Market Street in Comstock Township.
Investigators found remnants from one-pot meth labs and components to produce meth near the home. Several suspects will be charged, according to the sheriff’s office.
There have been 70 meth busts through the end of July this year. There were 84 busts in all of 2013.