Meth Lab Found In Jackson County Motel

By: Jennifer Weaver Email
By: Jennifer Weaver Email

An active "cook" is what public safety officers found in a motel Saturday night. It wasn't food, it was crystal meth.

"We received a tip that someone was using or potentially making methamphetamine at one of our motels, based on the tip we were able to get a traffic stop on the vehicle," Officer Brent Doxtader of Blackman-Leoni Township Public Safety said.

Officers say the occupants of that vehicle gave information that lead them to a motel near Shirley Dr.

"In the vehicle I did locate a little bit of meth, a little bit of meth components then I went back to the motel where they came from at which I found an active meth cook," Doxtader said.

Doxtader says while it was a small bust it had the potential to be larger and harmful to many people.

Quiet and friendly, that's how neighbors describe the area along Shirley Dr. and residents say they were surprised to hear about drug activity.

"Especially around here you know we don't hear to much ruckus like that so, yeah it was definitely a shock," Jonathan Mohr said.

James Trammell says he has lived in the area for more than 20 years and it was a great place until recently.

"You start getting drugs around your neighborhood, it's just trouble that you don't need," Trammell said.

Blackman-Leoni Township Public Safety say odors that smell like vinegar or cat urine may be signs that a lab is nearby.

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