Police arrest three people on meth & loitering charges

Police arrest three people on meth & loitering charges

ESCANABA — Three people have been arrested after police say they found components used to manufacture meth at a residence in the city of Escanaba.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and officers with Escanaba Public Safety were called a residence on the 3100 block of 14th Avenue South after they received reports of a possible meth lab. All people were arrested and taken to jail on charges of maintaining a drug house and loitering.

UPSET detectives removed the hazardous meth components and transported them to a certified container site.

Thirty-five year old Lee Nelson and 30-year-old Boyd Nelson have both been charged with operating and maintaining a meth lab.  The third person arrested is expected to be arraigned sometime Wednesday in Delta County District Court.