Massive meth bust in Marquette

Mar 16, 2018

MARQUETTE, MI--   On Friday detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) received information about meth components and firearms in a residence on Fair Avenue in the City of Marquette. 

Detective from UPSET executed a search warrant at the residence and arrested a 38-year-old male and 27-year-old male for charges related to manufacturing meth.  Detectives seized an overwhelming amount of meth components, finished meth product, and two firearms at the residence. 

Due to the vast amount of hazardous materials located in the residence, a portion of Fair Avenue was blocked for safety reasons. Police redirected traffic on Fair Avenue between Woodland Avenue and Woodridge Avenue for approximately five hours while these hazardous materials were removed from the residence.  

Marquette City Police, Marquette City Fire Department, Marquette County Rescue, Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and Marquette Department of Public Works personnel all assisted at the scene. 

Both suspects were lodged at the Marquette County Jail.  The names of the individuals arrested are being withheld pending arraignment. 

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released at this time.