Two arrested on outstanding felony warrants following meth bust

BANGOR, Mich. -- Two people were arrested following a meth bust in Van Buren County.

Police from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit received information on a warrant out of Kalamazoo County and went to investigate. When they arrived at a home at 401 W. Arlington St. in Bangor, Mich., they found two different people with outstanding felony warrants: Michael York and a 17-year-old girl.

Police also saw a 29-year-old man in the garage. The man asked if police would get his jacket for him out of a truck. When they grabbed the jacket, a plastic canister fell out of one of the pockets. It was filled with three baggies of meth (totaling 2.9 grams)!

After a short investigation, detective obtained a search warrant for the home. Inside, they found syringes and other paraphernalia. In the garage, the found four 1-pot meth labs, six gas generators, empty Sudafed boxes, peeled lithium batteries, cold packs, a 50-pound bag of fertilizer, Coleman campfuel, Zippo lighter fluid, and coffee filters.

Police are seeking charges of meth manufacture, possession of meth, and maintaining a drug house against York. Charges will also be sought on a 31-year-old woman for possession of meth, and on a 29-year-old man for manufacture of meth and possession with intent to deliver, though these two suspects were not arrested.

The police report will be forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office for review.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office at  (269) 657-3101, CrimeStoppers at (800) 342-7867, or the Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

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