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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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Police seek man charged with mobile meth lab

Joshua Kuhn

A Cedar Springs traffic stop last month resulted in a man being charged with running a mobile meth lab. And now he’s on the run.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Officer Chad Potts was on patrol on N. Main Street about 4 p.m., on Thursday, February 16, when he noticed a passenger in a vehicle that passed by, who had outstanding warrants. He made a traffic stop, and a Kent County deputy arrived to assist in the investigation.

The passenger, Joshua David Kuhn, 23, of Cedar Springs, was arrested for two of his warrants—one was “failure to appear” on a driving while license was suspended out of Newaygo County, and the other was a felony warrant through Kent County. The felony warrant was a three-count warrant for violation of controlled substances: possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy, controlled substance-operating-maintaining a laboratory, and third degree retail fraud.

Michael Woroniecki

The driver was questioned about an unusual smell coming from inside his vehicle.  Officer Potts requested permission to search and was allowed to. While conducting the search, Officer Potts found the various components needed to manufacture meth.

Michael Adam Woroniecki, 29, of Sand Lake, faces felony charges of violation of a controlled substance-operating a laboratory involving methamphetamine, and as a habitual offender 4th offense. A $25,000 cash/surety bond was set for the warrant, and the Cedar Springs Police made contact with the suspect by phone, and he agreed to turn himself in. That date has come and gone with no sign of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael Woroniecki should contact the Cedar Springs Police Department at 616-696-1311 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

Chief Parent said he does not believe that recent drug arrests indicate the city’s drug problem is on the rise. “I commend the officers for being alert and thorough when they are investigating complaints. We receive tips and information on a regular basis,” he remarked.

Police notified the Kent County Area drug team (KANET) about this case and the other meth arrest (Jacob Allen Ringer) by Officer Paul Feutz last Thursday.


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