Another meth bust in Marquette

Jan 28, 2013

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been arrested for two separate instances involving methamphetamine.  

Around 12:10 Monday morning Marquette Police were called to 2218 Presque Isle Avenue on a report of an assault.  In an upstairs apartment they found a 19-year-old woman in medical distress.  Her boyfriend, Gregory Retaskie, 22, of Marquette, said the victim had stopped breathing and he was trying to revive, not assault, her.   She was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment. 

As they investigated the incident officers noticed drug paraphernalia lying in plain sight.  Using a search warrant they found suspected meth lab components, cleared the residence, and contacted the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team to clean up the site. 

Officers also discovered Retaskie had a warrant out for his arrest for operating a meth lab from a previous investigation.  He was arrested on that charge while the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office reviews charges for the current incident. 

Operating a meth lab is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.