News Release
June 9, 2008

Mich. Meth Maker Who Endangered 4-Year Old is Indicted
Child Was Hospitalized After Kalamazoo Man Cooked Meth in a Simplified Way

JUN 9 -- (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) – A Kalamazoo man, who was arrested in April, was indicted on Wednesday, June 4 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in the home of a minor – in this case a four-year-old - who was hospitalized allegedly due to toxic meth fumes.

Jeremy Paul Adams, 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Grand Rapids and he faces up to 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine, according to U.S. Attorney Charles R. Gross.

The affidavit, filed after Adams’ arrest on April 3, 2008, stated that law enforcement offices received a report that a child, who resided with Adams, was taken to the hospital due to breathing difficulties caused as a result of methamphetamine being manufactured where he resided.

Officers responded to the residence and found a plastic bottle that was used for a simplified way of making meth, called the “one pot” method.

According to both Gross and DEA officials, there has been a recent surge in meth cases in the Kalamazoo area that involves this “one pot” method.

“Methamphetamine destroys lives and families. Those who make this terrible substance, especially those who endanger children in the process, will be dealt with strongly,” said Gross.

The case was investigated the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET) with the assistance of the DEA.