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Meth lab suspect arraigned


Jason Andrew Butler

Jason Andrew Butler

The man arrested last Wednesday night for maintaining a meth lab in his home was arraigned on the charges Friday, April 17.

Jason Andrew Butler, 36, of Cedar Springs, was arrested on April 15, by Kent County Sheriff deputies and detectives on outstanding warrants near the intersection of 1st and Cherry in the City of Cedar Springs. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine and a meth lab in the suspect’s home.

Butler was arraigned Thursday, April 16, on two charges of stealing and retaining a financial transaction device without consent, with a bond set of $2,500. On Friday, April 17, he was arraigned on one charge of delivering or manufacturing methamphetamine and one charge of maintaining a lab involving hazardous waste. He was also charged as a habitual offender, 4th offense. Bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety.

The Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team  (KANET) led the investigation.

Michigan State Police Meth Clandestine Lab Response Team responded to the scene to secure and remove the lab. Also assisting with the investigation was Child Protective Services, due to the close proximity of children to the lab. Two minor children were removed from the home pursuant to a court order.


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Police arrest one brother and seek another


Jason Andrew Butler

Jason Andrew Butler

Joseph Clayton Butler

Joseph Clayton Butler

The Kent County Sheriff Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect charged with copper wire theft.

According to Sgt. Jason Kelley, of the Cedar Springs Unit of the Kent County Sheriff Department, an area business reported the theft of valuable copper wire on January 12, 2015. The wire was later sold in Grand Rapids, which led them to the identity of the suspect—Joseph Clayton Butler, 34. Butler was also arrested on wire theft two years ago.

On Wednesday, January 21, the Kent County Prosecutor’s office authorized charges against Joseph Butler of buying/selling stolen scrap metal, a 5-year felony.  Police are currently looking for him, and if you have any information on where he is, please contact Detective Rob Porter at (616) 632-6017, Detective Mike Hopkins at (616) 632-6015, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

During the course of the investigation, they came across Joseph’s brother, Jason Andrew Butler. On January 15, the KCSD investigated the theft and unlawful use of a credit card in the City of Cedar Springs. Jason Butler, 36, of Cedar Springs, was identified as the suspect, and was arrested on four warrants out of Ionia County, including forgery, a domestic charge and two contempt charges. He was lodged at the Kent County jail and then transferred to Ionia County.

On Wednesday, January 21, the Kent County Prosecutor’s office authorized charges against Jason Butler for two counts of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device. He will be arraigned in Kent County after facing the Ionia County charges.


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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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