Four men arrested after trespassing on private property

Left to right: Simmon, Shimmell, Knoertzer, Young (Source: Clare County Sheriff)

Four men trespassing on private property are behind bars after police found they were wanted for their involvement in manufacturing a meth lab.

Clare County Sheriff's deputies were called about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 to the area of 4800 N. Clare Avenue regarding several people trespassing on the property. The owner of the property told investigators no one was supposed to be at the location.

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When police arrived, they found the four men were wanted on arrest warrants.

Ian Knoertzer, 36, of Gladwin was charged with the following crimes: Controlled substance – operating or maintaining a lab involving methamphetamine Lying to a peace officer Habitual offender 4th offenseHis bond was set at $120,000 cash/10%

Gary Shimmell, 43, of Harrison was charged with: Controlled Substance – operating or maintain a lab involving methamphetamine Controlled Substance – operating or maintain a lab in the presence of a minor Harboring felons Controlled substance – maintaining a drug house Habitual offender 2nd offenseHis bond was set at $80,000 cash/10%

Kenneth Young, 28, of Harrison was charged with: Controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy Controlled substance – operating or maintaining a lab in presence of minor Habitual offender 4th offenseHis bond was set at $150,000 cash/10%

Randolph Simmon, 20, of Farwell was charged with: Disorderly person - loitering about illegal businessHis bond was set at $2,500 cash/10%

All four men were arrested and booked in the Clare County Jail.

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