Ironwood, MI (NNCNOW.com) - Authorities have released the names of the five people suspected of operating a meth lab in Ironwood, MI.
The first search warrant along Florence Street resulted in the arrest of three people.
40 year old Wendy Hemmings, 59 year old George Davis, and 31 year old Kristin Carter were all charged with Operating/Maintaining Laboratory Involving Meth, Operating/Maintaining Involving Meth within 500 Feet of a Residence and Possession of Meth.
Hemmings' and Davis' bonds have been set at $150,000. Carter's has been set at $125,000.
During a second search warrant at a home along River Street, two people were arrested.
34 year old Cindi Christensen and 35 year old Joel Graser, Jr. were charged with Operating/Maintaining Laboratory Involving Meth, Operating/Maintaining Involving Meth within 500 Feet of a Residence and Possession of Meth.
Both of their bonds have been set at $165,000.
All of the suspects are currently being lodged at the Gogebic County Sheriff's office.
During these search warrants, officers collected numerous tools used to manufacture meth along with the actual meth.
Due to the hazardous and toxic nature of meth labs, a certified hazardous waste response team will have to remove the lab components and chemicals.
"Our team has worked very well with other agencies. Unfortunately it's been a very big problem in our area and they've fine a wonderful job with investigations into the current drug problem we have," Lt. Mike Rimkus, Ironwood Police Dept., said.
Two neighbors were evacuated due to the possibility for a fire. Fire crews were called and on stand by until the lab could be rendered safe.
Authorities are continuing to investigate these meth labs, with the potential for more charges to come.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns