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Raid Uncovers Meth Lab: 36 Year Old Arrested

A 36 year-old Eaton Rapids man is in jail Thursday, accused of making and selling methamphetamine.

It was all part of a two month investigation by the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad.

"He doesn't have a trash pickup so he always burns his trash," said Neighbor Missy Russell.

Missy Russell says she always smelled plastic burning from her neighbors house at 517 Clark Street and she now knows why.

"It would appear that he had been burning some other components that had been used in methamphetamine production," Lt. Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad Tim Gill.

News that doesn't surprise Russell who has lived next door for four years.

"You'd have 30 cars all of sudden coming down the road at different times during the day, I live in a block dead end street we don't have that kind of traffic," Russell said.

Traffic that Lieutenant Tim Gill says led to potentially deadly activity, the components found inside are used in what's known as a "One-Pot" method of mixing chemicals to make Meth.

"Because they use the pop bottle with a cap on it, it creates pressure from the chemical reaction within and if it's not properly vented off or even sometimes if it is properly vented, it can catch fire and explode".

Fortunately for neighbors and police, that didn't happen, so instead of staying at his home he will be behind bars in Eaton County Jail.

"It will be a huge relief, I don't have small children around here, but there is a lot of small kids around here, that I always worry about them."

A worry that now is gone leaving the community feeling a little brighter especially during the holiday season.

The suspect remains at the Eaton county jail. He'll be in court to face formal charges on Monday.

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