UPDATE: Jan. 16th, 5:20 p.m. – Two additional suspects have been arrested this week in connection with the meth lab at 655 Maurice St.
Richard Ellingsen, 24, of Marquette was arrested Thursday and Juliane Bradbury, 32, of Negaunee was arrested Friday. Both were arrested on charges of conspiracy to deliver or manufacture meth or ecstasy.
The Ishpeming Police Department has been investigating the case since the initial bust on Dec. 12th, 2014. They obtained warrants from the Marquette County Prosecutor on Wednesday the 14th.
Both are being held in the Marquette County Jail, each with $50,000 cash bonds.
MARQUETTE — An Ishpeming man made his first appearance in Marquette County Circuit Court this morning.
29–year–old Steven Greenleaf pleaded not guilty to three counts, including delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine, operation or possession of a laboratory or laboratory equipment for use in the production of meth, and conspiracy to commit manufacture of meth.
These charges each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment, but since Greenleaf is being charged as a habitual offender due to a felony conviction in 2008, he could face up to 30 years. Greenleaf’s scheduling conference has not yet been set.
Greenleaf was one of the suspects arrested in connection to a meth lab at an apartment complex on Maurice Street in Ishpeming in late December. Police officers were hospitalized during that bust after they fell ill from the fumes.
Greenleaf’s co–defendant, 27–year–old Aimee Fraley, will have a scheduling conference on January 22nd.