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March 6, 2013

Six persons taken into custody on drug charges in Sturgis

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Sheriff Brad Balk reports that Narcotics Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) unit executed a search warrant on a suspected methamphetamine production in the 400 block Center Street in Sturgis. The warrant was the culmination of a several week investigation that started with citizen tips.

On scene investigators found several dozen one pot methamphetamine labs along with paraphernalia to use it.

Four males and two females were taken into custody with charges of Operate/Maintain a Methamphetamine Lab, Possession of Meth, Maintaining a Drug House, Felony Firearms, Manufacturing Marijuana and Parole Violations.

Investigators were assisted with the warrant by the St. Joseph County Special Response Team. Citizens with tips and / or information can call SCAN at (269) 467-9045 ext. 245.

Source:  News release from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department


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