8 charged with delivering meth in Hastings

Barry County

HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say eight people are charged with 15 counts of delivery of methamphetamine after a months-long investigation.

As of Wednesday, seven of those people have been arrested and lodged at the Barry County Jail, according to a news release from the Southwest Enforcement Team’s North office.

SWET investigated a drug trafficking organization that was distributing crystal methamphetamine in Hastings, a release stated.

The people who have been arrested and arraigned in that investigation include:

  • Timothy William Stube, 42, who is facing three counts of delivery of methamphetamine. Authorities note this is his second offense.
  • Marc West Wright, 45, who is facing two counts of delivery of methamphetamine. Authorities say it’s his second offense.
  • Michelle Marie Otoole, 38, who is facing two counts of delivery of methamphetamine as a second habitual offender.
  • 37-year-old Gary Robert Willavize Jr., who is being charged with delivering methamphetamine. Authorities say it’s his second offense.
  • Kevin Duiane Abbott, 51, who is facing three counts of delivering methamphetamine. Authorities say this is his second offense and he is being charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.
  • 29-year-old Nicholas James McClelland, who is being charged with delivering methamphetamine.
  • Tina Marie Noble, 42, is being charged with two counts of delivering methamphetamine. Authorities say this is her second offense.

SWET is a multijurisdictional task force that has been operating in Southwest Michigan since 1981.

SWET-North is a newly-formed team dedicated to serving Allegan and Barry Counties.

Authorities say there has been an “alarming” increase of crystal meth in Southwest Michigan in the past two years.

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