possession of meth

ESCANABA, MI--   Two people have been arraigned on drug charges, following a multi-agency investigation in Delta County. 

A Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop in Escanaba Saturday. That led to a search of three local hotels. Officers seized three ounces of meth and a large amount of money. Three people were arrested and lodged at the Delta County Jail.

On Monday Daniel Kurth, 48, of Eunis, Louisiana was charged with possession with intent to deliver meth. Donald Kurth, 44, of Gladstone was charged with possession of meth.

ESCANABA, MI--   A Gwinn man is jailed in Delta County on drug charges following a traffic stop Monday.

Around 10:50 p.m. deputies with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in the Flatrock area for an equipment violation. Through investigation and assistance from K-9 Jet a male passenger identified as David Thompson, 25, of Gwinn was arrested for possession of meth.

Thompson was lodged in the Delta County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Charges are pending against other occupants of the vehicle.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Delta County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of seven people arrested in Escanaba on a narcotics search warrant. 

All suspects have been arraigned on charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of meth, and possession of a concealed weapon.

Five of the suspects are from Escanaba. They are Jeffery Childers, Jamie Rose, Marcus McCoy, Bon Lemerond, and Steve Nadjkovic. The remaining two—David Peterson and Alan Merrills—are from the Ishpeming area.

All remain lodged in the Delta County Jail.

ESCANABA, MI--   Several Delta County residents have been arrested on drug charges.

Saturday around 1 a.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers executed a search warrant in the city of Escanaba. Seven people were arrested on various charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of analogues, and possession of a concealed weapon. Two of the subjects had outstanding warrants out of Marquette County.

Officials say additional charges will be forthcoming.

BARAGA COUNTY, MI--   A Baraga County couple is lodged in the Mackinac County Jail on drug charges.

The man and woman—both 34-years old—were arrested in Mackinac County Wednesday for operating under the influence of drugs and possession of meth.

On Thursday the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at the couple’s home. Detectives seized several more grams of meth, scales, packaging for distribution, and a firearm.

Charges in Baraga County are pending review by the Baraga County Prosecutor’s Office.

HOUGHTON, MI--   A sentencing date has been set for a Houghton County man arrested on meth and domestic violence charges.

Steven Ruotsala, 48, of Atlantic Mine was originally charged with delivery of meth and domestic violence – third offense. Sheriff’s deputies allegedly found a large amount of crystal meth after they were called to his home in October.

Ruotsala pleaded guilty to possession of meth and possession of methylphenidate. The original charges were then dropped. 

Sentencing is set for April 5 in Houghton County Circuit Court.  

BIG BAY, MI--   Two people arrested last week in connection with a suspected meth lab at Big Bay’s Perkins 

Park have been arraigned.   

Taylor Trezona, 21, of Big Bay is charged with possession of meth and possession of a narcotic—less than 25 grams.  Holly Bates, 31, of Muskegon is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and retail fraud.

State Police discovered the meth lab in a pop-up camper at Perkins Park Thursday while investigating an assault complaint.    


ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man has been sentenced for crashing his vehicle into a Bark River electric pole in April.  

Ryan Lucier, 20, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license.  He was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail on the first charge and 93 days in jail on the second. 

Lucier was already on probation at the time of the accident.  He faces another charge in Marquette.

MARQUETTE, MI--   An Iowa woman injured in a rollover crash last week is jailed on drug charges. 

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post say Jessica Jamison, 33, of Winterset was treated at Marquette General Hospital following the accident last Friday morning in Michigamme Township.  Officers then arrested her for possession of meth, possession of ecstasy, weapons-felony firearms, weapons-firearms possession, and operating while intoxicated.

Jamison remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond. 

ROCK, MI--   A Rock man has been arrested on methamphetamine charges.  

On Wednesday the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team apprehended the suspect at his residence when they found meth on his person. 

Detectives also uncovered components for manufacturing meth, the finished drug, firearms, and an active “one pot” lab. 

The suspect is lodged in the Delta County Jail for possession of meth.  Additional charges for the manufacture of meth and possession of a firearm are pending. 

The suspect’s name is being withheld, pending arraignment.