crystal meth

ESCANABA, MI--   Two Houghton residents were arrested after they were found asleep in their car with a baby in the back seat in the Escanaba Walmart parking lot. 

Public Safety officers were dispatched around 1:05 a.m. Monday to the scene. They had to make several attempts to wake the two adults, who seemed to be in distress. Rampart EMS evaluated all occupants but found no medical conditions.

HOUGHTON, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested two men on drug charges in Houghton Thursday. 

Detectives began an investigation into a suspect two months ago. They say they developed probable cause to show he was involved in the distribution of heroin and crystal meth.

The 31-year-old Hancock man was arrested during a traffic stop in Houghton. The passenger, a 28-year-old man from Milwaukee, was also arrested. Officers say they discovered heroin, crack, and a digital scale after the traffic stop.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Big Bay man is in custody on charges related to the distribution of crystal meth and heroin. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and police officers arrested the 29-year-old man Wednesday on Washington Street in Marquette following a several-week investigation.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence. They seized

approximately 43 grams of crystal meth, 12 grams of heroin, and $580 in cash.  The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be more than $12,000.

MANISTIQUE, MI--    Manistique Public Safety has made more arrests in connection with the trafficking of meth in Schoolcraft County.

The investigation begun last month resulted in the seizure of 85 grams of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $13,000 from a residence.

Officials obtained additional warrants for Ryan St. John, 43, of Manistique, currently in custody from a related February drug arrest. He was arraigned Friday on the following charges:

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A joint investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and Manistique Public Safety has resulted in the arrest of two people on felony drug charges. 

Manistique officers initiated the investigation two months ago when they obtained information that heroin and crystal meth was being distributed in the area. UPSET detectives received the same information from another source. Over the past week the agencies worked together to investigate the suspects in the case.

IRONWOOD, MI--   An Ironwood man was arrested after the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team executed a search warrant in the city Tuesday. 

Police say the investigation focused primarily on crystal meth distribution in Michigan and Wisconsin.

During the search officers uncovered crystal meth, prescription medication and an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers arrested a 52-year-old man and lodged him in the Gogebic County Jail. He remains lodged on a $100,000 cash bond.

BARAGA COUNTY, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested a Baraga County man in connection with a drug case. 

Detectives executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence on M-38. It was the result of an investigation into the sale of crystal meth.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the residence. Two young children in the home at the time were turned over to relatives.

A search of the house uncovered a small amount of crystal meth, evidence of drug distribution, and $2,580 in cash.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI (MPRN)--   More people are getting caught with methamphetamine in Michigan. 

The Michigan State Police reports a 20-percent increase in meth arrests over the last year.

Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney says that’s because more “crystal” meth is being brought in from elsewhere.

“Statewide, there has been an increase in the amount of crystal meth – or “ice,” they call it – coming into Michigan from Western states and Mexico, in particular,” he says.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Several people have been arrested in Marquette Township by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. 

UPSET had been investigating the sale of crystal meth in Marquette County. Detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday at a residence on Fair Avenue. They seized about a half-ounce of crystal meth and evidence of drug sales.

Five people were arrested on charges relating to maintaining a drug house and probation violations. Additional charges are expected, pending review by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

EWEN, MI--   Two Ontonagon County residents have been arrested on drug charges. 

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and agents from Homeland Security Investigations and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted an investigation in Ewen. On Monday they arrested a 28-year-old woman and 29-year-old man on charges related to the sale of crystal meth.

The suspects remain lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.