Man accused of manufacturing/delivering meth, fire started during execution of search warrant
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Kenosha County Sheriff’s officials say a 43-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning, February 23rd, and he is expected to face several charges related to the manufacture and delivery of meth and marijuana.
Officials with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s “Drug Operations Group” executed a search warrant at the man’s home on 104th Street in Pleasant Prairie around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Kenosha officials received assistance from the DEA-MKE Clandestine Lab, a K-9 deputy, Pleasant Prairie police, and Pleasant Prairie fire officials.
Around 12:15 p.m.the man left his home and drove away in his vehicle.
He was stopped by a Pleasant Prairie police officer and a Kenosha County Sheriff’s K-9 unit and taken into custody.
The man was advised that a search warrant was being executed at his home due to several prior controlled purchases of meth and marijuana.
The man was transported to the Kenosha County Jail.
Around 12:30 p.m., officials with the DEA-MKE Clandestine Lab team entered the home.
Due to the “volatile and potentially toxic nature of manufacturing meth,” this team was the only law enforcement personnel allowed to enter the home. Several hazardous items of evidence used to manufacture meth were removed from the home.
The man’s dog was taken into custody by animal control officials.
As evidence was being collected, an “unstable container” began to smoke, and it eventually ignited.
Pleasant Prairie firefighters doused the flames.
The hazardous materials removed from the home were cataloged and then removed by a certified disposal company.
No one was hurt.
The man is expected to face the following charges:
- Three counts of delivery of meth, less than three grams
- Three counts of manufacturing meth, less than three grams
- Three counts of delivery of marijuana, less than 200 grams
- One count of maintaining a drug house