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Crime
6:26 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Major prescription drug bust in Baraga County

BARAGA, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team is part of a group of law enforcement agencies that arrested 17 people in Baraga County on drug charges.  

The arrests happened Wednesday following a year-long investigation between UPSET, the FBI’s Upper Peninsula Safe Trails Task Force, and an agent from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The 17 suspects face federal, state, and tribal warrants that total 48 counts related to the sale and distribution of various narcotics in Baraga County.  They dealt mainly with prescription drugs and cocaine distribution. 

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Crime
7:25 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Moose poached in Baraga County

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan DNR is investigating the illegal killing of a moose last month in Baraga County.  

The bull moose carcass was found December 13.  Officers believe the animal was killed in late November along Heart Lake Road near Petticoat Lake Road in the Three Lakes area.  They say logging is occurring in the region and road hunting violations have been reported in the area.

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Government/Crime
10:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Blood alcohol limit for boaters, snowmobilers likely to change

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign bills subjecting boaters and snowmobilers to the same blood-alcohol limit as drivers. 

Bills approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate would set the legal limit at 0.08 instead of 0.10.

Snyder spokesman Dave Murray says the Michigan State Police want similar limits for operators of boats and land vehicles to ensure they're safe and not a danger to others.

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Crime
10:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Meth-related materials found at Escanaba dump site

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety officials have confirmed the presence of a methamphetamine dump site in the city.  

Officers were called Monday around 1 p.m. to the 800 block of South 13th Street on a report that some pop bottles were emitting noxious fumes.  They were found in a recycling bin in the alley of the homeowner who discovered the site.  The homeowner said they were disposing of recyclables when they inhaled the fumes and felt a burning sensation in their lungs.  The person sought treatment at OSF St. Francis Hospital and was released.

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Crime
10:27 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Meth lab in Marquette

MARQUETTE, MI--   Police discovered a meth lab in Marquette over the weekend.  

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and City Police executed a search warrant at 777 Pioneer Road, Lot #190.  They discovered an active meth lab, three grams of meth, and components to make the drug. 

The UPSET Meth Team removed hazardous chemicals from the home and transported them to a safe site.   

No arrests have yet been made. 

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