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Two Meth Labs Discovered In Grand Traverse County

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In this update, the two additional suspects from this incident have been formally charger.

Jacob Kobza was formally charged last week with fleeing and eluding officers, driving drunk, and possession of methamphetamines.

William Stevenson was charged this week with operating a meth lab to manufacture meth, maintaining a drug house, possession of heroin and marijuana, and being a habitual offender.

Elizabeth Smith was also charged this week with delivering and manufacturing meth, maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamines, and also being a habitual offender.


Two meth labs discovered in Grand Traverse County.

Police say the meth labs are linked.

The Traverse Narcotics Team tells 9&10 News they received a search warrant for a home on Barlow Street, in Traverse City Thursday night. Inside, they found a one pot meth lab.

While at the home, two men, William Stevenson and Jacob Kobza, drove up to the house, then took off. Police followed them on a short chase. Both men were caught and arrested.

And, just a few streets away, another one pot meth lab. This one on Oakland Street.

TNT along with Michigan State Police and Traverse City Police arrived at the home after investigating the meth lab on Barlow Street.

In the lower apartment of the Oakland Street home, TNT found components of a meth lab.

Police arrested Elizabeth Smith.

They say she was in the car with Stevenson and Kobza.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke to neighbors of both lab sites about the shock of realizing they were living next door to some dangerous chemicals.

If you have any information on these cases, you're asked to call Det/Lt Dan King, Traverse Narcotics Team Commander, at 231-492-2989.