ESCANABA - A 49-year-old Rock man remains lodged in the county jail after officially being charged with possession of methamphetamine Thursday, according to court officials.
James Dean Wyatt, of 14512 Hwy. M-35, Rock, was arraigned Thursday in Delta County District Court and officially charged with the 10-year felony. Cash bond is set at $5,000.
Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested Wyatt at his home in downtown Rock on Wednesday during an investigation involving the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine at the residence.
During the execution of a search warrant on the property, detectives located components for manufacturing meth, finished meth product, firearms, and an active "one pot" meth lab, according to a news release from UPSET.
Agencies assisting UPSET's meth response team at the drug bust included Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post and members of the Tri-Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Wyatt is scheduled for a preliminary examination in district court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 14.
During a preliminary hearing, evidence is presented and the judge determines if there is probable cause a crime has been committed and the defendant was involved. If so, the case is bound over to circuit court where the defendant may go to trial or make a plea.