3 Charged after Wakefield Meth Lab Bust | Crime
Three men face charges after authorities discovered a methamphetamine lab in Wakefield.
Gogebic County Sheriff Pete Matonich said authorities from numerous agencies executed a search warrant on two residences on Plymouth Mine Road on Monday morning. They seized suspected methamphetamine, meth lab components, and 43 marijuana plants with a reported street value of more than $40,000.
James Naldo Arnold, 43, of Wakefield, Sabrina Michelle Kasper, 25, of Wakefield and Ryan Frank Reinhard, 24, of Ironwood were arrested. All three are charged with operating and maintaining a lab involving methamphetamine. Arnold and Kasper are also charged with possession of methamphetamine, and Arnold is also charged with delivery and manufacture of marijuana.
The arrest stems from a lengthy investigation by the Gogebic/Iron Area Narcotics Team. Deputies, officers, and SWAT team members from the Gogebic and Iron County (Wis.) Sheriff's Offices, Ironwood Public Safety, the Hurley Police Department, and the Michigan State Police asissted in Monday's search warrant execution.