News Release

Methamphetamine Lab 3198-17

Nature of Incident: 

Methamphetamine lab

Incident #: 


Date & Time:   

6/7/17 at 1130 P.M.


Maple Hill Village Mobile Home Park in the City of Hartford


21yo Male from the Lawrence area. 

21yo Female from the Hartford area. 

31yo Male from the Hartford area. 

29yo Male from the Bangor Area.  


            Sheriff Daniel Abbott reports that Van Buren County Deputies initially responded to assist Hartford PD with a BOL for a gray 2004 Pontiac Grand Am occupied by the 21yo Male from Lawrence.  Officers and Deputies had prior knowledge that the male had a Felony Warrant for his arrest.  After approximately an hour of searching for the male and the vehicle, Deputies received information as to the location of both at the Maple Hill Village Mobile Home Park.  When Officers and Deputies arrived on scene, they observed the vehicle and the wanted male fled on foot.  Deputies located an active “One Pot” Meth Lab under the rear of the vehicle, and numerous Meth Lab components and drug paraphernalia in a bedroom of the residence.  After conducting a thorough investigation, it was determined that these items belonged to the wanted male who had fled.  An additional glass “Meth Pipe” with residue was found in the possession of the 31yo Male from Hartford.   

Investigating Deputies:

Deputy Phillip Scuiletti, Hartford Township Contract Position

Deputy Raymond Hochsprung, Keeler Township Contract Position

Detective Sergeant Mick Masterson, VBCSO Narcotics Division

Assisting Agencies:

Hartford Police Department

Pokagon Tribal Police

Van Buren Co State Probation and Parole 

Supervisor Contact: 

Lt. Jim Charon or the On Duty Shift Supervisor: 269-657-3101


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.


Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone.  To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon