UPDATE: Man who allegedly hid meth components in woods arraigned

UPDATE: Man who allegedly hid meth components in woods arraigned

UPDATE — 3:00 p.m. February 1st, 2016 (EST)

The man arrested after allegedly hiding meth components in the woods early Sunday morning has been arraigned in Delta County District Court.

Court records show that 34-year-old Christopher Johnson of Rapid River is charged with one count of operating or maintaining a meth lab and one count of assaulting, resisting, or obstructing a police officer. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit the delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine.

Johnson’s bond was set at 10% of $300,000. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination in District Court on February 18th.


BRAMPTON — A man was taken into custody after a foot chase with local police early Sunday morning.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were patrolling the Brampton area when they found a vehicle that appeared to be stuck on snowmobile trail number two. Deputies began to investigate and made contact with a man and woman.

When they pulled up, deputies say they observed the man coming from the wood line. Further investigation revealed that the man had allegedly been trying to hide syringes and components used to manufacture meth. The man led police on a brief foot chase before he was taken into custody.

A search warrant later revealed more meth making components. The suspect is lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility. His name is being withheld pending arraignment.

Deputies say that wooded areas are often used as “cook sites and dump sites.” Citizens are urged to contact Delta County Central Dispatch at (906) 786-5911 if they see anything suspicious.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post.