COLDWATER – Siera Rodriguez, 23, will face three 40-year felony charges after a tip lead Michigan State Police to her apartment Sunday.

Troopers asked if they could search at 196 N. Angola Road, Apt. 1, and Rodriguez allowed them in. Her two children, ages 18-months and 3-years-old, were with her.

Inside the refrigerator was a “one-pot cook” meth lab that was still active. The unemployed Rodriguez said she was cooking meth to sell to make money.

Child protective services was called to take custody of the children while she went to the Branch County Jail.

Rodriguez told troopers she “screwed up the cook” and she did not get the meth she expected.

Rodriguez will face two counts of manufacturing meth in the presence of minors, and one count of operation of a meth lab. All are 20-year felonies but because she has convictions from Cass County for possession of meth and meth lab operation in August 2012, the maximum penalties are doubled.

Branch County District Court Judge Brent Weigle set her bond at $250,000 with preliminary proceedings set for Feb. 9 and 15.

 

 

 

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