Clare County Review & Marion Press

Winchester arrested when meth found in vehicle

By John Raffel

MARION – The Michigan State Police post out of Cadillac investigated an incident earlier this month which involved two residents from Osceola County.
The report indicates a trooper stopped a vehicle on Wright Street near Leeson Street for not having a registration plate.
The driver was a 44-year-old man from LeRoy and did not have a driver’s license in his possession. The report indicated the man said the vehicle was recently purchased by the front seat passenger, a, 36-year-old LeRoy woman who did not have identification with her.
They provided a handwritten note stating the vehicle was purchased on April 28 of this year.
There were two other occupants in the back sear, Susan Marin Winchester, 42, of Boon and a minor child.
According to reports, the trooper conducted a consent search of the vehicle and found a metal box underneath the driver seat which was accessible to Winchester. The metal box contained a butane torch, styluses, glass pipes and a key chain with a metal container. Inside the keychain container was a plastic baggie containing methamphetamine.
Winchester was arrested and lodged in the Wexford county jail. She was arraigned in 84th District Court in Wexford on one count possession methamphetamine and was given a $35,000 cash surety bond. Her next scheduled appearance is on May 24.
The two LeRoy residents were released but not allowed to drive the vehicle since there was no registration or proof of insurance.

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