Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team

MOHAWK, MI--   Two Keweenaw County residents are jailed after detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team seized cocaine at a residence. 

Early Tuesday morning UPSET executed a search warrant at a home on Cliff Street in Mohawk. A search uncovered about a quarter pound of cocaine, nearly $7,000 in cash, and evidence of drug distribution. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be more than $20,000.

A man and woman, both 32, were jailed on charges related to the distribution of cocaine.

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.

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI--   A Houghton County man is in custody on a drug charge. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and troopers from the Calumet Post arrested the 43-year-old Alston man last Thursday for delivery of cocaine.

The arrest is the result of a month-long investigation into the distribution of cocaine in Houghton and Baraga Counties.

The suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment in 97th District Court.

TWIN LAKES, MI--   A Houghton County man is jailed on meth charges, following a six-month investigation.

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says the 34-year-old Painesdale man was arrested during a traffic stop near Twin Lakes Monday. During the stop approximately 8 grams of meth was seized.

The suspect was lodged at the Houghton County Jail for delivery of meth and possession with intent to distribute meth.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges and arrests are pending.

CASPIAN, MI--   An Iron County man was arrested Monday following a meth investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.

The Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team executed a search warrant at a house on Lennox Street in Caspian. Officers found numerous components used to manufacture meth, as well as the finished product.  

The homeowner, a 22-year-old Caspian man, was arrested at the residence and lodged at the Iron County Jail on several felony charges for manufacturing meth.    

ISHPEMING, MI--   An Ishpeming man has been arrested for possession of meth. 

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and officers from the Ishpeming Police Department and the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post arrested the 64-year-old Thursday. They also executed a search warrant at his North Second Street residence and seized half an ounce of crystal meth worth more than $3,000.

The suspect was lodged in the Marquette County Jail. Additional arrests are expected.

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.

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested seven Alger County residents on charges related to the distribution of prescription pills. 

UPSET and Homeland Security officials began an investigation in 2017 after bulk amounts of pills being shipped through the U.S. Postal Service were seized. Detectives identified several suspects who received a large amount of illegal prescription pills from other countries.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   Three Delta County people were arrested Monday by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on drug charges.

Detectives determined Taylor Shanahan, 23, and Glen Lavance, 40 were involved in the sale and distribution of crystal meth. A third suspect, Zachary Tryan, 27, was also arrested on drug-related charges and a probation violation.

Tryan was released on $1,000 bond. Shanahan and Lavance were arraigned Tuesday in Delta County District Court—Shanahan for delivery of meth and Lavance for delivery of meth and maintaining a drug house.

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.

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