Meth arrests reported

GWINN – A methamphetamine dump was discovered in Marquette Township, and two people were arrested in Marquette County’s Ely Township for possession of the meth components, Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) officials announced today.

The separate incidents both occurred on Wednesday.

UPSET officers, with assistance from the Michigan State Police at the Negaunee Post, initiated a traffic stop on Marquette County Road 496 near County Road CKH in Ely Township.

Discovered inside the vehicle were components for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Two suspects, a 29-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, were arrested at the scene for possession of methamphetamine components and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, UPSET officers said.

The man was also arrested on two outstanding warrants out of Delta County.

UPSET certified meth responders separated all of the components and placed them in approved containers for disposal. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene.

In a separate incident, UPSET officers were contacted by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a meth dump site in Marquette Township west of the Target store.

A teacher from North Star Academy was walking on a trail with seventh and eighth grade students when they came upon a smoldering pile of debris in the trail.

The burning debris turned out to be met lab components, officials said.

The components were cleaned up by UPSET certified meth responders and placed in approved containers for disposal.

No suspects have been identified at this time, UPSET officials said.