Authorities utilized state police resources from Muskegon County to Marquette County, including the Grand Haven detachment, to investigate the allegation.
On Tuesday, state police established an undercover operation in which the two women suspects were contacted by an undercover officer.
A meeting between the undercover officer and women to contract the murder of the 51-year-old Ravenna man took place Wednesday in the parking lot of a Norton Shores shopping center. During this meeting, police said the women hired the undercover officer for the hit. The manner of death and payment for the murder contract was discussed and agreed upon.
The two Ravenna women, ages 50 and 45, were then arrested and lodged at the Muskegon County Jail. They are awaiting arraignment on the charge of solicitation to commit murder.
Their names were not immediately released.