Three Arrested on Meth Charges in Ishpeming
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) - On July 2nd, 2014 Ishpeming Police arrested three people on methamphetamine charges.
The arrests stem from a Protective Services referral on a couple who had just moved to Ishpeming and were alleged to be making and using methamphetamine.
Investigation into the incident revealed that a 46-year old man staying at 429 E. High Street was taking care of his 18 moth old child while under the influence of methamphetamine. Further investigation into the matter led police to search the residence where meth making components were found, along with a used one-pot generator.
Arrested at the scene was 46 year old Robert Michael Kangas Jr. of Marquette, the child’s mother 32 year old Candice Ann Bonner of Ishpeming, and 18 year old Taylor Marita Trezona of Big Bay. All three suspects were lodged at the Marquette County Jail on Meth related charges.
The young child was taken into protective custody and was treated at Bell Memorial Hospital for possible exposure to methamphetamine. Another 13 year old unrelated boy from Marquette who was in the house was also treated at Bell for similar conditions.
The case was reviewed by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office on July 3rd and the following charges were authorized on each person:
- Controlled Substance – Operating/Maintaining a Laboratory in Presence of a Minor
- Controlled Substance – Operating/Maintaining Laboratory Involving Methamphetamine.
Bond was set at $100,000 cash on each count. The charges of Operating a Lab in the Presence of a Minor are a Felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. The charges of Operating a Lab involving Methamphetamine are a Felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine. All three suspects remain in jail following their July 3rd arraignment. A preliminary hearing is set for July 17th at 3pm in the Marquette District Court.
The Ishpeming Police were assisted at the scene by members of the UPSET team, the Negaunee Police, Child Protective Services, and the Ishpeming Fire Department.