article courtesy of OurMidland

A BAYANET search warrant led to the discovery of items needed to make methamphetamine at a Lee Township home as well as felony charges against two people who lived there.

Janell Kaye Williams, 31, and Timothy Allen Turner, 33, both of Midland, each are charged with operating or maintaining a meth lab, delivery or manufacture of meth, and possession of meth.

The search warrant was served at the South Shamrock Road home where the pair resides on Aug. 16 by the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team. Detectives found the ingredients necessary to produce the drug, as well as methamphetamineand methamphetamine oil, court papers state.

The suspects were interviewed, and both admitted to producing the drug in a shed on the property. One admitted to smoking meth daily, the affidavit states.

Both were arraigned in August by Midland County District Court Judge Michael D. Carpenter, who set bond for Williams at $100,000 cash or surety, and $250,000 cash or surety for Turner. The cases have been bound over to the circuit court.

Court appointed attorneys have been granted to each defendant.

Operating or maintaining a meth lab is punishable by up to 20 years in prison; Turner faces a second-offense on the charge, increasing the maximum penalty in his case to up to 40 years in prison.