2 separate meth busts; a baby removed

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SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (WOOD) – Authorities in Calhoun County conducted two separate methamphetamine laboratory busts within a mile of each other in two days.

It was around 2 a.m. Monday when deputy investigators and members of the Calhoun County Special Response Team executed a search warrant in the 1100 block of Harmonia Road off North Helmer Road. Deputies discovered an active meth lab and a quantity of meth inside the residence. The resident, a 42-year-old man, had a 3-month-old child living with him. The child was turned over to Children’s Protective Services. A warrant is being sought for the man for maintaining a meth lab in the presence of a child, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug house.

The other incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Briarcliff Lane off Dickman Road near Hill Brady Road. Deputy investigators acted on a tip regarding drug activity at the location. Police searched the residence and found an active methamphetamine laboratory and a quantity of methamphetamine, according to a news release. The resident, a 27-year-old Springfield woman, was arrested for maintaining a meth lab, possession of meth, and maintaining a drug house.

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