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Foster Meth Lab

August 28, 2012 permalink

Michigan CPS placed an adoptive child and two foster children in a home operating a meth lab.



Orangeville man throws burning meth lab out the back door as police come to the front door, police say

ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP — When police officers interrupted an Orangeville Township man's process of cooking methamphetamine, he threw the burning components out the back door of his house — not realizing that more troopers were stationed there as well, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police.

As troopers from the Wayland Post/Hastings approached the Orangeville Township home on Keller Road at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to pick up a suspect, in his 30s, on an outstanding warrant, the man they sought attempted to destroy an active meth lab by setting it on fire and throwing it out the back door of the house, according to the news release.

The man eventually was convinced by police to come outside, and was arrested on the outstanding warrant. Charges of operating and maintaining a meth lab are being sought as well, the news release said.

The man's wife and three children — an adopted child and infant twins still in the adoption process — were at home at the time. The children were taken to the hospital for evaluation. Child Protective Services is investigating the incident, according to the news release.