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Update
October 15, 2010
Original Incident No:  800326-10, 800318-10


 
    On October 15, 2010, the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office authorized felony warrants for 10 individuals involved in the August 12th incident located at 409 S. Main Street, Village of Lawton.  Click on the links below for photos of the suspects involved in this investigation.  There is no photo available for suspect, Robert Kimble.

Criminal Charges-Warrants Authorized:  

Peggy Quick - 48 year old from the Lawton area
      Count 1.  Operating /Maintaining a Meth Lab (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and/or $25,000.00 in fines.  

Robert Tonchen - 54 year old  from the Lawton area
      Count 1.  Operating /Maintaining a Meth Lab (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and/or $25,000.00 in fines. 


Diana Williamson - 55 year old from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Maintaining a Meth Lab, 2nd or Subsequent Offense (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 40 years in prison and/or $75,000.00 in fines.
     Count 2.  Possession of Methamphetamine 2nd or Subsequent Offense (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 30 years in prison and/or $45,000.00 in fines.


Robert Kimble - 49 year old from the Lawton area - no photo available.
     Count 1.  Maintaining a Meth Lab 2nd or Subsequent Offense (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 40 years in prison and/or $75,000.00 in fines.
     Count 2.  Possess Methamphetamine 2nd or Subsequent Offense (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 30 years in prison and/or $45,000.00 in fines. 

Brent Kimble - 20 year old from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Operating /Maintaining a Meth Lab (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and/or $25,000.00 in fines.
     Count 2.  Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and/or $15,000.00 in fines. 


Josiah Gold - 29 year old from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Conspiracy to Commit Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine (Felony). Maximum penalty 20 years in prison and/or $35,000.00 in fines.
     2nd or Subsequent Offense.  Maximum penalty 40 years in prison and/or $70,000.00 in fines.
     Habitual Offender – Second Offense Notice.  Maximum penalty is 30 years in prison. 

Scott Ottney - 45 year old from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Conspiracy to Commit Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine (Felony). Maximum penalty 20 years in prison and/or $35,000.00 in fines.
     2nd or Subsequent Offense. Maximum penalty 40 years in prison and/or $70,000.00 in fines.
     Count 2.  Operating-Maintaining a Meth Lab (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and/or $25,000.00 in fines.
     2nd or Subsequent Offense.  Maximum penalty 40 years in prison and/or $70,000.00 in fines.
     Count 3.  Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and/or $15,000.00 in fines. 

Keith Kimble - 48 year old from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Conspiracy to Commit Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine (Felony). Maximum penalty 20 yrs in prison and/or $35,000.00 in fines.   
     Count 2.  Operating /Maintaining a Meth Lab (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and/or $25,000.00 in fines.
     Count 3.  Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and/or $15,000.00 in fines. 


Brandon Wesseling
Brandon Wesseling - 20 year old  from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Conspiracy to Commit Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine (Felony). Maximum penalty 20 years in prison and/or $35,000.00 in fines.

 

Connie Wesseling - 52 year old  from the Lawton area
     Count 1.  Conspiracy to Commit Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine (Felony). Maximum penalty 20 years in prison and/or $35,000.00 in fines.     
     Count 2.  Operating /Maintaining a Meth Lab (Felony).  Maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and/or $25,000.00 in fines.

Arrests:  The above listed individuals have been arrested on the outstanding felony warrants, with the exception of Robert  Kimble who is still pending arrest.
Assisting Agencies: 
Lawton Police Department, Paw Paw Police Department, Schoolcraft Police Department, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Response Division
Investigating Officers: 
Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit
Supervisor Contact: 
Bryan R. Stump D/Lt., (269) 657-3101 Ext 208, email


Incident Number:  800326-10
Incident Type:
 Operating - Maintaining Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab
(2nd Meth Lab at same residence within 24 hrs.  See Incident No. 800318-10)

Date and Time:
 Friday, August 13, 2010, at approx. 9:00 A.M
Location:
 409 S. Main Street, Village of Lawton, Van Buren County
Suspects
: 
47 yr old male from Lawton, 32 yr old male from Paw Paw
Arrested:  Suspects not arrested at this time.
Criminal Charges:  Criminal charges will be requested from the Van Buren County Prosecutors Office at a later date/time.

Information:  Sheriff Dale R. Gribler reports that on 8/12/2010, at 0800 hrs, the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and the Lawton Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 409 S Main Street in Lawton (Complaint #800318-10).  
     Sheriff Gribler reported, that on today’s date, 8/13/2010, at approx. 0900 hrs, the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and the Lawton Police Department responded to the same address located at 409 S. Main Street, for a report of another meth lab at this location.   
     Detectives conducted an investigation which revealed another active meth lab, as well as numerous items that are used for manufacturing meth. Through the investigation, it was learned that a 47 year old man, who resides at this residence, was complaining that the police arrested 4 individuals from the residence who were allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Because of the arrests, the 47 year old stated that he had no means to obtain any additional meth for his use.
     It was reported that the 47 year old male, made contact with a 32 year old Paw Paw man, who, in turn, delivered an active meth lab as well as the necessary lab components required to finish off the meth manufacturing process.  
     Narcotics Detectives will be seeking criminal charges in this incident from the Van Buren County Prosecutor Office on the two subjects for operating/maintaining a meth lab involving hazardous waste.
     DEA out of Grand Rapids was contacted for clean up and the Drug & Lab Disposal out of Plainwell was dispatched to the scene for the collection of hazardous waste. 

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

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Assisting Agencies:  Lawton Police Dept, DEA - Grand Rapids, Lawton Police Department, Drug & Lab Disposal   
Investigating Officers:
Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit
Supervisor Contact:  
Bryan R. Stump D/Lt., (269) 657-3101 Ext 208, email


Incident Number:  800318-10
Incident Type:
 Narcotics Search Warrant, Operating-Maintaining Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab, Warrant Arrest, Probation Violation
Date and Time:
  August 12, 2010 at 8:00am
Location: 409 S Main St., Village of Lawton, Van Buren County
Suspects Arrested:
Robert Tonchen 8-12-2010
   

1. Robert Tonchen, 54 yr old male, Homeless    
Charges:  Operate-Maintain Meth Lab involving hazardous waste, along with a Misdemeanor warrant out of Chippewa Co,, Misdemeanor warrant out of Sault Ste Marie, Misdemeanor warrant out of Auburn Hills & Misdemeanor warrant out of Davison Twp PD.




    
Peggy Quick 8-12-2010


2. Peggy Quick, 48 year old female, Lawton.  

Charges:
  Operate-Maintain Meth Lab involving hazardous waste & Felony warrant out of Kalamazoo City PD for Dangerous Drugs.
    

 

Scott Ottney 8-12-2010

 




3. Scott Ottney, 45 year old male, Lawton.  
Charges:   Probation Violation
     

 

Josiah Gold 8-12-2010

 

 4. Josiah Gold, 29 year old male, Lawrence   
 Charges:  Probation Violation
 




Additional Suspects:
      1. 
49 year old male, Lawton
      2.  55  year old female, Lawton

Information:  Sheriff Dale R. Gribler reports that the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit received information from the Lawton Police Dept as to possible meth activity and it occupants, at 409 S Main Street in Lawton. 
     Over a two week period, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received additional information from citizen tips.   With the information received, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence. 
     On today’s date, at 8:00am, the VBC Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, assisted by the VBC Uniform Response Division, Lawton Police Dept and DEA  Grand Rapids, executed the search warrant. 
     When Officers approached the back door of the residence, a subject, who was inside a small shed, opened the door to come out.  This subject was ID as Robert Tonchen.  Detectives observed a cot inside the shed, along with a refrigerator, a freezer and dried/canned food goods.  Tonchen admitted to living inside the shed. 
     Officers then went into the residence.  Located in the basement were Ottney, Gold, Quick and another male subject.  Two additional subjects were located on the main floor. 
      A search of the residence was conducted.  Located on the main floor were a large quantity of drug paraphernalia used for smoking both meth and marijuana, along with a small user amount of meth.  Detectives then searched the basement and located smoking paraphernalia, and several components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, along with a small amount of finished meth. 
     A search of the shed was then conducted and located inside was a one pot reaction vessel, salt, sulfuric acid, lye, coffee filters, gas generators, tubing, Camp fuel and other items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. 
     All four subjects were taken into custody without incident.  They were transported to the Van Buren County Jail and lodged.  This incident remains under investigation for possible charges on the other subjects. 

     Drug & Lab Disposal out of Plainwell was dispatched to the scene for the hazardous waste clean-up.

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Submit Silent Observer tips here       Submit CrimeStoppers tips here

Assisting Agencies:  Van Buren County Uniform Response Division, Lawton Police Dept, DEA - Grand Rapids, Drug & Lab Disposal 
Investigating Officers: 
Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit
Supervisor Contact: 
Bryan R. Stump D/Lt, Ph# (269) 657-3101, Ext 208, email


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Nov 2009

Incident#:  9160-09
Incident Type:  Manufacture Methamphetamine.
Date/Time:   
November 25, 2009 at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Location:  M-40 Highway south of
72nd Avenue, Lawton, Michigan
Suspects/arrested/charges:  White Female, 44 years of age from Lawton, Michigan – possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
Seized:  $117 in cash and a 1999 GMC Tahoe.
Suspect sought: 
White male, 45 years of age from Kalamazoo, Michigan – warrants will be sought for Maintaining a Methamphetamine Lab, a 20 year felony. 

Information:  Sheriff Dale. R. Gribler reports that Van Buren County Sheriff  Detectives from the Narcotics Unit were called to the report of a methamphetamine lab dumpsite.
     Detectives were dispatched to cleanup a large meth lab dumpsite on 26th Street, north of 66th Avenue in Antwerp Township on Monday, November 23, 2009.  D.E.A. was contacted to clean up hazardous waste in that case, as some of the pop bottles were off gassing Hydrogen Chloride Gas. Evidence identifying the suspect was developed through investigation. Surveillance was conducted throughout the week of the suspect at his employment in Lawton, Michigan. At lunch time, a female was found driving the suspect’s vehicle in Lawton. A traffic stop was conducted as she was returning to work from lunch. The stop was conducted in front of her work on M-40 south of Lawton. The traffic stop located methamphetamine, marijuana and evidence of meth production.
     The female was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail pending review by the 7th District Court Magistrate on Thursday, November 26, 2007.
     Detectives will be seeking arrest warrants for the male subject, who fled from work when he saw the traffic stop out front. (The male and female work together and the female was borrowing the suspect’s car.)

Arresting officers:  Sergeant David Walker, Deputy Miriam Sipes-Uniform Response Division.
Investigating Detectives: Det. Perkins, Det. Masterson and Det. Douglas, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office – Narcotics Unit.
Supervisor Contact:
D/Lt. Stump 269-657-7711 or email.


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Aug 2009


Incident Type:
  Narcotic Search Warrant - Warrant ArrestDavid Angel 8-21-2009
Date:  August 21, 2009 at Approx. 2:00 pm
Location:  310 N Franklin St., Lawton Village, 
Van Buren Co.
Incident#:  802881-09 
Arrested:  David Angel, 57 year old male, Lawton, MI
Felony Warrant Information:   

     Count 1:  Deliver-Manufacture Methamphetamine 2nd or Subsequent Offense Notic
e
      Count 2:  Deliver-Manufacture Methamphetamine 2nd or Subsequent Offense Notice
Pending charges as a result of search warrant: 
    
Count 1:  Operate-Maintain Lab Involving Methamphetamine

    
Count 2:  Possession of
Methamphetamine With Intent To Deliver 

Information:  Sheriff Dale R. Gribler reports that the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit ended a two week investigation into the distributing-selling of methamphetamine from the Angel residence.  During the two week investigation, detectives were able to purchase methamphetamine from the Angel residence.
     As a result of this investigation, narcotics detectives were able to obtain a search warrant. Seized during the execution of the search warrant were approximately $400.00 worth of finished methamphetamine, approximately 6 ounces of ground
pseudoephedrine, a large quantity of lithium batteries, 6 gallons of camp fuel, Rooto drain cleaner, Lye and other components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, packaging materials, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and a computer.  Seized under the civil forfeiture laws was approximately $300.00 US currency, cell phones, 1994 Honda motorcycle and a 2005 KIA vehicle.  
     Angel was the only occupant of the residence and was taken into custody without incident on the felony warrant and lodged at the Van Buren County Jail.  A copy of the report will be forwarded to the VBC Prosecutors office for additional charges of Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and operate-maintain lab involving
methamphetamine.
     Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Assisting Agencies: Van Buren County Uniform Response Div. K9 Unit, Lawton Police Dept.
Investigating Detectives:  Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit.
Supervisor Contact:
Bryan R. Stump D/Lt.
Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office
Narcotics Unit
205 S. Kalamazoo St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone (269) 657-3101 Ext 208
Fax (269) 657-5161
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