22-year-old Gregory Retaskie, Jr. of Marquette, was arrested yesterday on a warrant for operating and maintaining a meth lab from a previous case. His arrest came after police were called to 2218 Presque Isle around 12:10 yesterday morning on a report of an assault.
Officers located a 19-year-old girl in an upstairs apartment who was in medical distress and needed immediate medical care. Retaskie was also in the room and told police the girl had stopped breathing and had to be revived by him. Police determined the assault was actually the attempt by Retaskie to revive the woman. She was treated by EMS and taken to MGH.
Officers noticed suspected drug paraphernalia around the room in plain sight. A search of the apartment found components of a meth lab and the scene was cleared by police.
The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team was called in and a search warrant was executed, turning up more meth lab components. Retaskie was arrested on the warrant and lodged in the Marquette County Jail. He was also charged in connection with this latest meth lab incident and is scheduled for a preliminary examination on February 11, in Marquette County District Court.
Each count is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
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