Update: Bail Set for Two Men Charged with Manufacturing Meth

By KBJR News 1

Update: Bail Set for Two Men Charged with Manufacturing Meth

April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Two people have been arrested and charged in Grand Rapids for manufacturing and conspiracy to manufacture meth.

22 year old Brandon James Burthwick and 27 year old Ross Edward Ball were arrested after the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Itasca County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a home on the 3800 Block of River Road in Grand Rapids.

According to the criminal complaint, both men have been charged with first degree conspiracy to manufacture meth and first degree aiding and abetting attempted manufacture of meth.

Bail has been set at $50,000 without conditions or $25,000 with conditions. Terms of the condition bail include that both Ball and Burthwick abstain from non-prescribed drugs and alcohol, be subject to spot check, and report to the Itasca County Jail every 3 days for a drug test at their own expense.

Back on April 4th, Grand Rapids Police officers executed a search warrant of a trailer located on River Road in Grand Rapids. Both Burthwick and Ball admitted that they had been manufacturing meth and using it inside the trailer. Ball admitted that he showed Burthwick how to make meth. When police searched the trailer, they found multiple drug paraphernalia as well as the equipment needed to make and package meth.

Ball also admitted that he manufactured meth at his mother's house. Police obtained a search warrant for his mother's house and found meth manufacturing equipment there as well.

Both men could face up to 30 years behind bars and a $1,000,000 fine.

Ball and Burthwick's next court date is scheduled for May 21st.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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