Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team responds to meth lab in Marquette

MARQUETTE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 10, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team were requested to assist troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post with a meth lab at the Whetstone Village Apartments in Marquette Township.

Troopers who first arrived on scene determined a white male was attempting to manufacture meth when a chemical reaction caused a small fire in the bathroom of the apartment. The subject sustained burns from the fire and was transported to UP Health System in Marquette for treatment.

The Marquette Township Fire Department assisted at the scene. The fire did not spread beyond the suspects apartment, and there was only minor damage to the bathroom where the incident occurred.

The Marquette County Health Department was also contacted. Because meth-related components were in the suspects apartment, all the other apartments within the building were evacuated. Residents were not allowed to occupy those units until approved by Marquette County Health Department officials.

The investigation remains ongoing.