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Police called to probe retail fraud, find possible meth lab

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

Officers with the Midland Police Department were dispatched to Midland's Walmart on Tuesday night after receiving a call about an incident of retail fraud.

Authorities said before police could arrive at the scene around 10 p.m., the suspect had fled in a vehicle.

Shortly later, officers located the vehicle and suspect in a nearby parking lot. The suspect then fled on foot and was caught by pursuing officers after a brief chase.

Police said once the suspect, a 27-year-old Midland County resident, was in custody, a search of his vehicle turned up a possible "single pot" meth lab. Members of the Michigan State Police meth lab response team were called in and helped clean up the scene. Midland police said a second "single pot" meth lab was found in the same area just outside of the suspect vehicle.

The suspect is currently lodged in the Midland County Jail until charges are drawn up and the investigation is completed. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact police at 989-839-4713.

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