October 23, 2018
Updated April 6 at 7:32 p.m.

Two arrested after alleged meth lab bust


WEST BRANCH TWP. — A West Branch man and woman were arrested on methamphetamine production charges April 5, according to a press release from the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group.

According to a press release from the Ogemaw County Prosecutor’s Office, Kevin Dwayne Lane, 37, whose last known address was the city of West Branch, was charged and arraigned on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a meth lab in a vehicle and one count of purchasing pseudoephedrine to make methamphetamine.

Kevin Lane faces up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 for the first to charges, and up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000 on the purchasing charge.

Tiffany Louise Lane, 38, was also charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and one count of maintaining a methamphetamine laboratory in a vehicle, both 20-year felonies.

The arrests were the result of the discovery of an alleged mobile meth lab, according to the release from STING. It was the culmination of a lengthy methamphetamine investigation involving multiple suspects in the West Branch area, the release says.

According to the release, investigators allegedly found Kevin Lane to have purchased meth manufacturing components. They also allege he made several purchases of pseudoephedrine, which is used to manufacture meth. Officers reportedly located Kevin Lane traveling in a vehicle and stopped him with assistance from a sheriff’s deputy, when the mobile meth lab was reportedly discovered.

The lab was dismantled and seized, according to the release. A search at the suspect’s home reportedly led to the discovery of an additional backpack, which allegedly contained meth manufacturing waste material. It was at this time that Tiffany Lane was also identified.

Both suspects were taken into custody and lodged at the Ogemaw County Correctional Facility.

STING was assisted by the Michigan State Police West Branch Post, the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office, the West Branch Police Department, the Ogemaw Fire Department and Ogemaw County EMS.

Both suspects appeared in 82nd District Court in front of Magistrate Lori Rebh for arraignment, according to the release from the prosecutor’s office. Bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety 10 percent for both.

A pre-preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 13, with a preliminary exam scheduled for April 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Ogemaw County Prosecutor also acknowledged the work of STING in the investigation and apprehension of the two suspects.


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Thank you to all our hard working police, Sherriffs department, EMS, STING, Fire Department, State police, etc. I have lived in states where these labs are everywhere. It's a very scary thing.

Thank you again for keeping us safe!

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Give them the max. If they get a slap on the wrist, they will be right back at it.

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