Three People Arrested In DeWitt Drug Investigation

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

DeWitt Township -- Two males and a female are in the Clinton County jail after being accused of running a mobile meth lab.

Around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a DeWitt city police officer pulled over a silver Oldsmobile Alero at a Speedway gas station near the intersection of Old-27 and Herbison Road. The officer noticed that the back of car appeared to be smoking. Upon further investigation, police uncovered prescription pills, a couple of firearms, and meth-amphetamines, along with all the components needed to manufacture meth. A canine unit was brought in to detect the presence of drugs and bomb materials. The state police bomb squad identified those materials and used a robot to collect all the evidence. Michigan State Police later declared the scene safe and not a hazard. DeWitt Township, DeWitt city police, Clinton County, Bath Township along with MSP aided in the investigation.

Five people total were in the car at the time of the traffic stop. Lt. Joseph Spagnuolo of the DeWitt city police department says four of the five suspects had outstanding warrants. Three were arrested, one was taken to the hospital and one was released. The suspects are expected to be arraigned on Thursday afternoon in the Clinton County Court.

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  • by sue on May 18, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    Um actually drew,dewitt is still a nice town,this can happen anywhere,especially lansing..I think the people in the car were from lansing,shocker!
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      by H on May 19, 2011 at 02:26 PM in reply to sue
      They weren't from Lansing. They were from the St Johns/Fowler/Maple Rapids area.
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        by Anonymous on May 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM in reply to H
        anyone know the names of those arrested?
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          by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM in reply to
          i was in jail with one of them!!!!!!!!! the girl!!!!
  • by lansing623 on May 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    The chemicals that are used to make meth are very explosive when mixed together. The smoke is also very dangerous. How sad people still haven't learned what this drug does to yourself and families.
  • by Dave Location: Dewitt on May 18, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    Drugs??? Then why the bomb squad and why is everyone being kept so far back?
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      by AL on May 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM in reply to Dave
      For their safety!!!!
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      by Kelly on May 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM in reply to Dave
      Meth components can be extremely explosive. The only people stupid enough to handle them without the proper protective equipment are meth heads. Go figure....
  • by Drew Location: Lansing on May 18, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    Rumor has it, there was an explosion... a mobile meth lab. Dewitt used to be such a nice town.
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      by A on May 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM in reply to Drew
      DeWitt, especially DeWitt Township, encompases a part of Lansing, and not necessarily a very good part of Lansing, so don't judge.
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      by H on May 18, 2011 at 01:23 PM in reply to Drew
      The people in the car weren't from Dewitt. At least one was from Fowler. These things can happen anywhere, nice town or not.
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        by Anonymous on May 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM in reply to H
        who were the ppl arrested
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