Four plead guilty in Munising mobile meth lab case

Munising Meth

Counterclockwise from top left:
Cornish, Maxon, Howard, Maddox

All four Munising residents who were found with a mobile meth lab in their vehicle in January have now pled guilty to felony charges.

Trent Howard, 21, and Cortne Cornish, 19, are the latest to do so. They pled guilty yesterday in Alger County Circuit Court to one count of operating/maintaining a meth lab, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine. A second count of conspiracy to operate/maintain a meth lab was dismissed. Cornish will be sentenced in early April, but Howard will have to wait until May.

Another defendant in the case, 17-year-old Trevor Maxon, was sentenced yesterday for the same felony count of operating/maintaining a meth lab. But, no specifics are being released due to his age.

The fourth defendant in the case, 20-year-old Jordan Maddox, awaits her sentencing, which is scheduled to begin on April 7th.

All four defendants were arrested in January after Troopers from the Munising Detachment of the Michigan State Police discovered a mobile meth lab in the group’s 2003 Ford Taurus during a traffic stop.