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Two arrested for rolling meth lab

Jacob Ringler

Michael Woroniecki

A Sand Lake man wanted by Cedar Springs Police and a Cedar Springs man are facing more charges after being arrested during a traffic stop by the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (KANET).

Sgt. Rick Coxon, of the Kent County Sheriff Department, and a patrol unit made a traffic stop at US131 and Post Drive at 3:48 a.m. May 11. Inside was Jacob Allen Ringler, 22, of Cedar Springs, and Michael Adam Woroniecki, 29, of Sand Lake. Police found outstanding warrants on the pair, along with evidence of a rolling meth lab.

Ringler was arrested by Cedar Springs Police in March for possession of meth and marijuana. They had also investigated a domestic assault involving Ringler. During the domestic incident, he punched a teen in the head who tried to intervene. Assault charges stemming from that incident are pending.

Ringler was arraigned in 63rd District Court on the maintaining a meth lab charge on Tuesday, May 15. Bond was set at $25,000, and he bonded out.

The Kent County Prosecutor’s office had issued a warrant for Woroniecki earlier this year, on charges of operating a laboratory involving methamphetamine and being a habitual offender-4th offense, after a traffic stop by Cedar Springs Police on February 16. Woroniecki had agreed to turn himself in, but never did. He was arraigned Monday, May 14 on eight different charges, split between 63rd District Court and 61st District Court—two charges of delivering/manufacturing methamphetamine, two charges of maintaining/operating a lab involving methamphetamine, one charge of fleeing a police officer, and 3 charges of being a habitual offender-fourth offense.

Both suspects have a preliminary hearing set for May 24, at 2:30 p.m.

Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent was glad to see the two were picked up. “We appreciate when the special narcotics unit patrols the northeast Kent County area,” he said.

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