Motel meth lab suspects enter pleas

MARQUETTE — One suspect entered a guilty plea to a meth charge in Marquette County Circuit Court Friday.

Spencer Emard, 42, pleaded guilty to operating or maintaining a meth lab or meth lab equipment. Emard was arrested in connection to components found at the Marquette Motor Lodge in Harvey in late January. Sentencing is scheduled for March 27th.

Emard’s co-defendants, Scott Silvola, 38, and Joshua Bowen, 32, did not appear in Circuit Court, instead entering not guilty pleas to their charges by mail. Their next appearances in court have not yet been scheduled.

All three defendants were living at the Marquette Motor Lodge while on parole.