Two men arrested for drug charges

LUDINGTON —  Two Ludington men were arrested recently for several drug related charges.

Nicholas Gene Helfrich, 27, was arraigned on Wednesday in Mason County’s 79th District Court of on the charges of operating and maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine and using a computer to commit a felony.

Bryan Jacob Carroll, 33, was arraigned on Thursday in Mason County’s 79th District Court on the same charges. The most serious charges are felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Both men remain lodged in the Mason County Jail. Their bond has been set at $50,000 cash.

In April of this year, SSCENT detectives assisted the Mason County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation on Pine Street, near Jackson, in the city of Ludington.

Members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office were conducting an investigation into two subjects who were walking down the street. During their roadside investigation, the deputies observed items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

SSCENT conducted the follow up investigation and presented the findings to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office, which then issued the charges.

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana, and Lake counties. To report any information about drug activity, contact SSCENT at (231) 843-7045 or a local police departme

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Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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