Meth case heads to circuit court

ESCANABA — Two of three men arrested on meth charges during a traffic stop in Gladstone last month were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court where they will make a plea or schedule a trial.

Kim Edward Amon, 37, of Rapid River, Andrew Robert Maynard, 31, of Gladstone, and Patrick Michael Greenfield, 42, of Escanaba, were arrested on drug charges and lodged in jail following a traffic stop south of Gladstone on May 31, according to Delta County Sheriff’s deputies. Further investigation resulted in the confiscation of drugs and components to make drugs.

The three men were arraigned in Delta County District Court the following day and charged with various drug counts.

Earlier this month, Amon was bound over from district court to circuit court on the following controlled substance charges: operating and maintaining a meth lab, a 20-year felony with a maximum fine of $25,000; conspiracy to deliver/manufacture meth, a 20-year felony with a maximum fine of $10,000; purchasing or possessing ephedrine/pseudoephedrine to make meth, a five-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000; and purchasing more than 12 grams of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine, a two-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000.

Last week, Maynard waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over from district court to circuit court on one count of operating a meth lab and one count of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture meth.

Greenfield is charged with the same two counts as Maynard. Greenfield is scheduled for a preliminary examination in district court on July 6 when the court will decide on binding over his charges to circuit court.

The three suspects remain lodged in the county jail each in lieu of a $200,000 cash or surety bond. They were ordered to have no contact with one another.