Madison police arrested three people on methamphetamine charges after receiving a tip regarding suspicious activity.

Police responded to the 900 block of West Second Street on Saturday morning after receiving a call.

According to the affidavit, the witness saw Michael W. Bowen, 24, of Madison, walking with a backpack and looking around in a suspicious manner. Bowen went to a garage behind an unoccupied residence and put the backpack in the garage, the affidavit said.

A short time later, the witness saw Dylan M. Haase, 18, of Madison, and Kristin R. Semon, 18, of Adairsville, Ga., who was also carrying a backpack, walk to the garage and meet Bowen, police said. Bowen took the second backpack and put it in the garage, according to the affidavit.

Officers retrieved the backpacks and found items used to manufacture meth, including plastic tubing, drain cleaner, camping fuel, coffee filters, plastic baggies, mason jars, scissors and plastic bottles cut into funnels, according to the affidavit.

During a search of Semon's purse, police said they found a syringe and small baggies containing a white powder that tested positive for meth.

Bowen and Semon were arrested on charges of manufacturing meth and possession of precursors. Haase was arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of precursors.

Prosecutors have requested a 72-hour hold on all three people to determine what charges to file. In a court filing, prosecutors said they would likely charge all three with manufacturing meth, a Class A felony.

Police and court documents were not available until late Wednesday because courts were closed Monday and Tuesday.

Bowen pleaded guilty in April 2007 to being under the influence of marijuana when he drove his car into a crowd at the Madison Regatta the previous year. He spent a little more than a year in prison after being sentenced to four years for the crime.