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January 28, 2014

State police charge man for cooking meth

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan State Police arrested a man accused of making methamphetamine in Mancelona.

The man, who won’t be identified until his arraignment, is being held in Antrim County’s jail on manufacturing meth charges.

County officials are hopeful this is the first in a string of meth-related arrests. Last winter, officials issued 10 criminal charges for one-pot meth labs in Mancelona.

“We got somebody at a traffic stop and we continue to put pressure on different people,” said Antrim County Sheriff Dan Bean. “Hopefully, the pressure will continue and we’ll be able to make some more (arrests).”

Bean said the suspect in the most recent case and many others accused of making meth in the county cook the stimulant in large pop bottles.

“We haven’t had any big labs,” Bean said. “It’s done pretty much in a confined area and it’s hard to detect.”

Members from the Traverse Narcotics Team could not be reached for comment.

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