Kalamazoo, MI: On January 17, 2013, KVET officers, from the Community Outreach Problem Solving Division, (C.O.P.S.), were conducting an investigation that identified a residence in the 6100 block of Francis Street as being involved in the production of methamphetamine. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and executed by the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT team this morning. While the residence was being secured, components of the meth production began producing a haze in the garage area of the residence. This was quickly addressed by trained personnel who were already on scene bringing the active meth lab under control.
During a search of the residence a loaded rifle was located, along with suspected meth, ammunition, meth components and discarded meth waste. A total of 5 individuals were located inside the residence all claiming to live in the home. Of the 5 residents, a 35 year old male was arrested on 3 outstanding warrants including a warrant for possession of meth from a previous case, a 23 year old male was arrested on a warrant for possession of meth and a 37 year old male was arrested on a parole absconder warrant. Additional charges will be requested on several of the occupants including manufacturing methamphetamine, felony firearm, maintaining a drug house and possession of meth.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs or firearms activity is urged to contact C.O.P.S. at 269-337-8880, or report an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com
By authority of: Sgt. VanderKlok