Caspian residents charged in UPSET meth bust

STEPHEN HORTON
DANA HORTON

CRYSTAL FALLS — Two Caspian residents were arraigned Monday in Iron County Trial Court on multiple felony charges stemming from a Friday methamphetamine bust at their West Third Street home.

Dana Leigh Horton, 44, and Stephen Scott Horton, 52, each face conspiracy to commit delivery or manufacture of meth, a 20-year felony; delivery or manufacture of meth, a 20-year felony; operating or maintaining a meth laboratory, a 10-year felony; purchase or possess pseudoephedrine to make meth, a five-year felony; maintaining a drug house, a two-year high court misdemeanor; and a habitual offender-fourth status, which increases the maximum penalty to life on each felony and 15 years on the high court misdemeanor.

They will return to court Aug. 6 for probable cause conferences and Aug. 13 for preliminary examinations.

Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team officers conducted an investigation last week that led them to find an active meth lab in the Horton home, according to the UPSET news release.

Nikki Younk can be reached at 906-774-2772, ext. 41, or nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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