News Release

Narcotics search warrant 4075-18 6/24/18


Incident #:   4075-18

Date & Time:    Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 0530 A.M.

Location:     200 Block of Main Street, Lawton Village


Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that on Sunday June 24th at 5:30 A.M. Deputies with the Uniform Response Division received information that a fugitive wanted for possession of methamphetamine was distributing narcotics in the 200 block of N Main Street in Lawton, Michigan. Deputies followed up on the information and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

Deputies executed the search warrant around 6:30 A.M. and located the wanted subject, Joseph Featherstone inside the residence along with two other females. Also located in the residence were several items for the use and distribution of methamphetamine. The investigation is ongoing and once completed it will be forwarded to the Van Buren County prosecutor for review. Joseph Featherstone was arrested on outstanding warrants only.

Suspect:   Joseph Edward Featherston 28 Year old Male                                                          

Charges:  Possession of Methamphetamine

Investigating Deputy:  Sgt Casey Davis, Deputy Eric Calhoun, Deputy Daniel Rowse, Deputy Richard Rennhack, Deputy Rob Miersama

Assisting Agencies:  Michigan State Police, Lawton Police Department


Supervisor Contact:  Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006 or the on-duty Road Patrol Sergeant at 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