Police: Meth found after northern Michigan man follows ex home, threatens her co-worker with weapon

A northern Michigan man is accused of threatening ex-girlfriend's co-worker after following the woman home Friday.

The woman has a personal protection order against the man.

Michigan State Police said the woman asked a co-worker to follow her home because she did not feel safe. The co-worker and two friends followed her to Murner Road in Otsego County's Livingston Township. 

While on the way home, the group noticed they were being followed by a 33-year-old Gaylord man. When they got to the home just before midnight, police said the suspect threatened the co-worker with what was believed to be a handgun and fled the scene.

Troopers found the suspect as he was turning onto Maxi Drive from Meecher Road. They stopped him on Expressway Court. 

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Police said the man had a police scanner on his phone connected to his vehicle's radio. Troopers handcuffed the man and searched his vehicle.

They found a knife in between the front seats. This was used during the threat, police said. 

Gaylord Police K9 Zero came to help MSP. He found a false book lock box. Once troopers had a search warrant, they opened the box and found suspected meth, a colored powder substance, six needles, a scale, and other paraphernalia. 

The man was arrested for the PPO violation, felonious assault, and use of a police scanner during the commission of a felony. He is also facing charges for the drugs. He was being held at the Otsego County Jail pending his arraignment.