Federal warrant issued for man in meth case

ESCANABA – A federal warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Rock man who was recently arrested on a state charge of possession of methamphetamine, said a police official Wednesday.

James Dean Wyatt, 49, of 14512 M-35, Rock, remains in Delta County Jail where he has been lodged since Oct. 30, when arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET).

Wyatt was arrested for possession of meth during UPSET’s investigation of an alleged meth lab at the suspect’s home located in downtown Rock. During the execution of a search warrant on the property on Oct. 30, detectives located components for manufacturing meth, finished meth product, firearms, and an active “one pot” meth lab, according to UPSET.

Wyatt was scheduled to appear today for a preliminary examination in Delta County District Court. That proceeding was cancelled when the state charge of possession of methamphetamine was dismissed in lieu of his pending arrest on federal charges, explained UPSET Commander Tim Sholander. A federal prosecutor has issued a federal warrant for the arrest of Wyatt on meth-related charges, stated Sholander on Wednesday afternoon.