Suspect found guilty in New Year's Eve meth lab fire in Ironwood

By KBJR News 1

Suspect found guilty in New Year's Eve meth lab fire in Ironwood

December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM CST

Bessemer, MI (NNCNOW.com) --- A jury found one of the suspects in the New Year's Eve meth lab fire in Ironwood, MI guilty on three felonies.

Justin Farrsiar was found guilty on two counts of Operating/Maintaining a Lab Near Specified Places and one count of Operating/Maintaining a Lab Involving Meth.

Farrsiar was also originally charged with two counts of Operating/Maintaining a Lab in the Presence of a Minor, however those charges were dismissed.

These charges stem from an incident on New Year's Eve 2012 of a structure fire along Mansfield Street in Ironwood. After fire crews extinguished the flames, it was later discovered that a meth lab was present in the upstairs apartment.

The home, which was razed last spring because of the fire, was a duplex occupied by two separate families who both lost their residences.

Farrsiar is currently lodged at the Gogebic County Jail, until his sentencing on February 5th.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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