A report of a kidnapping led officials to a meth lab in the bathroom of a Midland hotel room earlier this week, and three people were arrested on drug charges.
Alyssa Adelle Romero, 19, and Raymond Arthur Colvin, 30, both of Midland, face one count each of operating or maintaining a methamphetamine lab and delivery or manufacture of meth. Jeffery Lee Fick, 36, Auburn, is charged with one count of purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine to make methamphetamine.
Midland County District Court Judge Michael D. Carpenter arraigned the trio on Wednesday, setting bond at $150,000 cash or surety for Colvin, and at $100,000 each for Romero and Fick.
An affidavit filed in the cases states the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team was called to room 113 at the Ramada Inn, 1815 S. Saginaw Road, at 9 p.m. Tuesday. There, they found Midland Police conducting surveillance of the room due to a report of a possible kidnapping. They had detained two people who left the room, and BAYANET detectives located a third person inside.
Discovered in the room were numerous components necessary to produce methamphetamine. Inside the bathroom, officials found the drug being produced.
One suspect told detectives he watched the other two suspects producing methamphetamine. One also admitted to purchasing pseudoephedrine to make meth.
The trio is set for a preliminary exam on March 28.
Operating or maintaining a methamphetamine lab and delivery or manufacture of meth are both felony charges punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Purchasing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine to make methamphetamine is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.