A Michigan man recently pleaded guilty to operating a drug manufacturing lab in an RV. According to records, police were searching for the man on a complaint of a stolen vehicle in December when he was located at the apartment of his girlfriend. Upon arrival at the unit, police apparently found the man busy drying meth in a microwave oven. He is now awaiting his sentence on drug charges.
Court records indicate that witnesses alleged the man manufactured illicit products in an RV that was parked in the parking lot of the apartment building. Upon searching the vehicle, police reportedly found that it contained a meth lab, and they also found a shotgun and ammunition, along with two pipe bombs. It was also determined that he had purchased pseudoephedrine hydrochloride on 33 occasions from 2010 through 2013. It is a nasal decongestant that is used in the manufacturing of meth.
Police said the last date of registration of the RV was 2005, and it was uninsured and apparently did not have proper license plates. Furthermore, the defendant's driver's license had been suspended. However, in exchange for his guilty plea to the drug charges, prosecutors agreed to dismiss all charges related to the weapons that were found in the mobile home and also the unlawful transport charges.
Due to this man's acceptance of responsibility, prosecutors decided to recommend his sentence to follow the minimum guidelines. Michigan residents who find themselves facing drug charges may benefit from retaining the services of experienced criminal defense attorneys. Even if they plan to plead guilty, a lawyer's skills in negotiating appropriate deals may be invaluable.
Source: mlive.com, "Michigan man pleads guilty to making meth in 'Breaking Bad'-style RV", Cole Waterman, June 30, 2015