Dowagiac man arrested for meth lab

Published 10:14 am Monday, February 22, 2016

A Dowagiac man is behind bars after officers with the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team conducted a meth bust in the county Thursday, according to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Kirk Morse, 29, was arraigned in Cass County Court Friday, where he was charged with operating/maintaining a lab involving methamphetamine, operating a lab involving hazardous waste, delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, felony firearm and maintaining a drug house. He is currently being held on $60,000 bond.

Morse was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 29000 block of Corwin Street in Wayne Township, a location where detectives with the drug enforcement team suspected methamphetamine was being produced. In the course of the search, police discovered a one-pot meth lab inside the residence, as well as the substance itself and components used to make it. Police also found a rifle inside the home.

Two young children were also present inside the home, prompting police to contact the Michigan Department of Human Services.

The investigation is still on going at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case or any other criminal activity is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 1-800-462-9328 or contact the Sheriff’s Office through the Anonymous Web Tip Line at