Alger, Marquette meth cases investigated

MUNISING – The Michigan State Police has released the names of four Munising residents arrested and arraigned on methamphetamine charges, with the case marking the third, and latest, meth related incident responded to by Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team personnel this week.

State police said Cortne Cornish, 19, Jordan Maddox, 20, Trent Howard, 21, and Trevor Maxon, 17, were arrested for allegedly manufacturing meth, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

The four suspects were arraigned Thursday in Alger County District Court and are lodged in the county jail.

At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Munising detachment stopped a 2003 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation on Prospect Street, state police said in a news release. As a result of the traffic stop, the four Munising residents were arrested and a mobile meth lab and lab components were allegedly found.

In another case, at about 11:45 p.m. Monday the Marquette City Police Department and UPSET responded to a tip reporting an active meth lab cook in the 200 block of Rock Street.

At the residence, police said officers discovered an active meth lab and numerous components used to manufacture meth. Police said during the investigation, a suspect was arrested for alleged domestic violence from a previous incident. The subject was lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

Police did not release the name of the suspect. Additional charges were being sought related to the meth lab, police said.

The Marquette Fire Department assisted city police at the scene.

On Sunday, another meth related incident was reported from Munising.

Munising City Police Department officers contacted UPSET to assist with a suspected meth lab at a residence in Munising. The address was not released by police. Detectives arrived at the home and found an active “one pot” meth lab, according to police.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.