UPSET

ESCANABA, MI--   Five people were arrested in two separate meth busts in Escanaba.   

Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and officers from Escanaba Public Safety were called to a house on the 3100 block of 14th Avenue South.  They found three individuals and components used to manufacture meth. 

The three subjects were lodged in the Delta County Jail.  Lee Nelson, 35, and Boyd Nelson, 30, are both charged with operating/maintaining a meth lab.  The third suspect has not yet been arraigned.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman has been sentenced on a meth-related charge.  

Leeanna Streeter, 35, was given between three and 20 years in prison with credit for 143 days already served. 

Streeter and another suspect were arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team in July after they were seen buying pseudoephedrine in Marquette.  Streeter was charged with conspiracy to deliver/manufacture meth.  

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has dismantled an illegal prescription drug ring in Chippewa County.  

Tuesday six people were arrested on a total of 20 felony counts for narcotics-related offenses.  Charges include delivery of a controlled substance and maintaining a drug house.  UPSET identified a 68-year-old woman as a major supplier of drugs in the area.  The other suspects range in age from 28 to 56. 

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI--   A Mackinac County man has been apprehended in connection with drug charges. 

Officials with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say investigation led them to a residence on Fish Road, where they found an illegal marijuana operation.  Detectives seized 19 marijuana plants, over three ounces of processed pot, and three handguns. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested a Marquette County man for selling marijuana. 

Wednesday detectives saw a male suspect pass a large amount of marijuana to a female suspect in a parking lot near the intersection of McClellan Avenue and West Washington Street.  Both drove away, but the alleged seller was stopped by City Police.  He was arrested for delivery of marijuana and lodged in the Marquette County Jail.  Over an ounce of pot was seized.

The case remains under investigation.  

ESCANABA, MI--   Two Escanaba residents have been arrested for delivering prescription narcotics. 

An investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team led detectives to the 200 block of North 21st Street in the city Thursday.  They arrested a 42-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant connected to another UPSET case.  Officers also apprehended a 46-year-old man.

Both suspects were arrested on two counts of delivery of suboxone, also known as bubrenorphine.  They’re currently lodged at the Delta County Jail. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

HOUGHTON, MI--   Two men arrested in Lake Linden during a drug bust have been charged with several felonies.

Damon Belcher, 43, of Detroit and Corrie Ruth, 35, of Flint were taken into custody last Wednesday after a search warrant uncovered more than $10,000 in heroin and cocaine and around $2,000 in cash. 

Both are charged with two counts of the delivery/manufacture of cocaine, heroin, or other narcotic, less than 50 grams and two counts of possession with intent to deliver. 

LAKE LINDEN, MI--   A search warrant executed at a Lake Linden house has netted thousands of dollars in drugs and cash. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, and Houghton Police conducted a joint investigation.  A search Wednesday of the residence on Saw Street uncovered more than $10,000 worth of heroin and cocaine and about $2,000 in cash.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested two downstate men in Sault Ste. Marie on drug charges.   

A search warrant executed Wednesday at a hotel room uncovered more than 15 grams of cocaine, marijuana, and more than $500.

The 44- and 49-year-old men from Waterford were arrested for possession of marijuana and conspiracy to deliver cocaine.  The 49-year-old was identified as an illegal immigrant from Albania who was wanted on a federal deportation order.

L'ANSE, MI--   The owner of a L’Anse business has been arrested on a drug charge.  

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Monday at the Superior Relief Provision Center on US-41.  They took the owner/operator into custody on three counts of delivery of marijuana. 

The suspect remains lodged in the Baraga County Jail, pending arraignment.

Another suspect was arrested on an unrelated charge. 

UPSET was assisted by State Police from the Calumet Post and the MSP Hometown Security Team.  

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