A man wanted by Cedar Springs Police for gathering items to make methamphetamine has been arrested by the Michigan State Police Central Enforcement Team, along with four others on meth related charges.
Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent was notified by CMET last week that they had arrested Mark Justin McFadden, 25, of Cedar Springs. The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office approved a felony warrant last year for McFadden as a result of an investigation back in September, 2013. Officer Chad Tucker investigated a citizen’s complaint of suspicious activity along the White Pine Trail near Maple Street in Cedar Springs. Items were left in the wooded area along the trail that appeared to be used for making Meth. Officer Tucker received additional information about the suspect and his case led to the felony warrant being approved.
The State Police drug team was actively working a new investigation on February 12, in Newaygo County, that resulted in the arrest of four individuals. New drug charges were issued for Mark Justin McFadden, 25, his brother Steve Michael McFadden, 24, Carloss William Caruthers 27, Lisa Ann Sedine-Kuhn, 27 and Sara Jean Cross, 26.
Mark McFadden was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and Operating/Maintaining Lab for Methamphetamine. Bond was set at $50,000.00 10 percent cash/surety. Steve McFadden received a $15,000.00 10 percent cash/surety bond. Caruthers was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Fleeing and Eluding 4th Degree and (DLWS) Driving While License Suspended. His bond was set at $7,500.00 10 percent cash/surety. Sedine-Kuhn received a $7,500.00 10 percent cash/surety bond while Cross posted bond and was given a Preliminary Exam date of February 20.
Cedar Springs Police had previously arrested Mark McFadden in November 2010, on a controlled substance charge—manufacture and delivery of marijuana, maintaining a drug house, and supplemental charge of second offense. He pled guilty to delivery and manufacture of marijuana, and received two years probation, which ended in April 2013.