Two face meth charges

IRON MOUNTAIN – Dickinson County Circuit Court arraignments have been set for two Kingsford residents facing methamphetamine charges.

Chad Leon Lessor, 37, of Kingsford, is charged with four counts of delivery/manufacture of controlled substance – methamphetamine; operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine; breaking and entering a building; and habitual offender, second offense notice.

According to the felony complaint, Lessor’s father gave police permission to search his residence on April 8, which resulted in the discovery of various known components used to manufacture meth. Police also found a bag containing copper tubing, later discovered to be stolen.

Court records note Lessor admitted he and a co-defendant stole the copper tubing from 505 Vulcan St. He also admitted to being involved in manufacturing methamphetamine for about three years.

For the drug charges, the felony complaint states multiple witnesses advised police that between January and February they observed Lessor manufacturing methamphetamine on multiple occasions at 522 East A St. During an interview, Lessor acknowledged that he’s been making methamphetamine at various locations within Dickinson County, including the A Street residence, the complaint says.

Lessor was previously convicted of attempted resisting and obstructing a police officer in Dickinson County District Court on Oct. 3, 2000.

Lessor is scheduled to arraigned before Judge Richard J. Celello on June 3 at 9 a.m.

Also arrested is Kristy Heather Patrick, 34, of Kingsford. Patrick is charged with one count of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine.

According to the felony complaint, Patrick admitted that she purchased Sudafed on approximately six occasions knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. She provided the Sudafed to Lessor in exchange for some of the finished product, and drove him around to purchase various other components used in the manufacturing process.

A search warrant at the A Street residence on Feb. 21 produced a number of components used manufacturing methamphetamine, police said.

Patrick is scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Mary B. Barglind on May 1, at 1 p.m.