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Meth Bust Leaves Three Behind Bars

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Thanks to the Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team, $1,000 worth of methamphetamine is off the streets. Officers say the suspects made it easy on everyone involved, basically giving themselves up. 

Michigan State Police Detective Lt. Dave Cook, who heads JNET, says the three suspects could face multiple charges. Operating and maintaining a meth lab, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence, is the most serious charge being considered by prosecutors.

"I wouldn't want to be in front of the sentencing judge on that. He's going to go away for a long time," Cook said. 

The bust happened Thursday night at a house along the 300 block of Bates Street in Jackson when officers with JNET followed up on a tip and knocked on the door. A woman, likely in her 20s, Cook said, was home at the time. The police quickly found components used to make meth in the basement. While the officers were still in the house, two men about the same age pulled up in a car. Officers approached the car and saw that the passenger had baggies of meth in clear view. 

"There was a pair of shoes sitting on the floorboard right in front of him. And it was sitting, right, right in the shoes. As soon as the door opened the guys saw and it was right there," Cook said you couldn't miss it. 

Lithium batteries, used to make meth, literally fell out of the passenger's pocket as well as more baggies of meth, Cook said.

In total, officers seized eight grams of the lethal drug. Although police are investigating whether the suspects were dealing meth, Cook says that amount is sizeable enough to sell.  

As officers were arresting the individuals, the passenger of the car, who was carrying the meth, complained of chest pains. He was transported to Allegiance Hospital. Cook believes his symptoms were caused by drug abuse. It is believed the suspect has not been released from the hospital. 

Charges are pending against all three people.

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