Manistee man arraigned on meth charges.

June 14, 2017

SSCENTManistee man arraigned on meth charges.

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MANISTEE — A 36-year-old Manistee man was arraigned in 85th District Court Wednesday, June 14, on two counts of maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and one count of meth possession, according to State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) Det./Lt. Andrew Ambrose.

“On June 14, 2017, Peter Jedadiah Wittlieff, 36, of Manistee was arraigned in the 85th District Court of Manistee on a three-count felony warrant,” Ambrose states. “Wittlieff was arraigned on two counts of maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine. The most serious charge is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine. Wittlieff was originally arrested on May 28, 2017 by members of the Manistee City Police Department. He posted a cash bond of $2,500 at that time.

“In September of 2016, members of the Manistee City Police Department responded to a medical emergency in the 100 block of 12th Street. On scene, officers observed items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Ultimately, SSCENT detectives executed a search warrant at the home and several items used in the production of methamphetamine were located.

Meth production involves the use of hazardous materials and requires specially-trained technicians to clean up the site. Members of the Michigan State Police Methamphetamine Enforcement Team responded to the scene to dismantle the laboratory and remove the hazardous materials from the residence.

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana and Lake counties. SSCENT asks that if you have information about drug activity in your area, to call 231-843-7045 or contact your local police department.

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