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COLDWATER, Mich. – A few suspicious purchases in Coldwater lead to a large meth lab bust at a hotel.

An entire floor at the Red Roof Inn remains shut down over safety concerns after an Alabama man has been arrested and is being held in branch county jail.

Branch County police have arrested a 52-year-old man on several meth charges in connection to this case, but they are still looking for at least three other suspects, believed to be from Alabama, who fled the scene

The people staying at the Red Roof Inn in Coldwater had to evacuate on Friday after police uncovered a meth lab on the second floor.

Coldwater Police said it all started with suspicious meth purchases by several people from Alabama.

Police tracked them to the Red Roof Inn and discovered 52-year-old James Morris sitting in his car in the parking lot.

Police said he consented to a room search, which turned up meth and meth ingredients.

They discovered an active meth lab in the room next door, sparking the hotel evacuation.

Additional meth labs were also found in his truck and the hotel dumpster

A manager at the Red Roof Inn said he is following all required procedures and that the Branch County Health Department has inspected the hotel and is monitoring safety conditions. The entire second floor of the hotel remains closed in the meantime.

Morris remains in the Branch County jail on at least five charges related to meth and operation of a meth lab.

Red Roof Inn managers said it’s unclear when they will be able to reopen their second floor.

If you have any information your asked to call the Branch County Sheriff’s Office or Coldwater Police.



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