delivery of cocaine

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man serving time in connection with a Doyle Township triple homicide has been sentenced on cocaine delivery charges. 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says Kenneth Brunke, 47, was given 225 to 360 months in prison Thursday. He had pleaded no contest in March to delivery of cocaine—1,000 or more grams, conspiracy to deliver cocaine—1,000 or more grams, and delivery of a controlled substance—less than 50 grams.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been sentenced for selling drugs.  

Anre Montgomery, 38, was arrested by UPSET in April in a residence on Longyear Avenue.  A search of the house uncovered cocaine, ecstasy, illegal prescription pills, and more than $900 in cash. 

Montgomery was charged with two counts of delivery of cocaine – less than 50 grams.  He was sentenced to 18 months to 20 years in prison on one count.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   The name of a Marquette man arrested on drug charges has been released.  

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement team searched a residence on the 1700 block of Longyear Avenue Thursday and found cocaine, ecstasy, illegal prescription pills, and more than $900 in cash. 

Detectives arrested Anre Rishard Montgomery, 38, and lodged him in the Marquette County Jail.  He's charged with two counts of delivery of cocaine--less than 50 grams.  Each count is a 20-year felony.

A probable cause hearing is set for May 26 in Marquette County District Court.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   A drug bust has resulted in the arrest of a Marquette resident. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team searched a residence on the 1700 block of Longyear Avenue.  Detectives seized cocaine, ecstasy, illegal prescription pills, and more than $900 in cash. 

UPSET arrested a 38-year-old male at the residence on charges relating to delivery of cocaine.  Additional charges are expected.

The suspect remains lodged at the Marquette County Jail.

UPSET was assisted by the Marquette City Police Department at their K-9 Scud.

ST. IGNACE, MI--   A Flint man has been arrested in St. Ignace on several drug charges.  

The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Taskforce took Sammy Laporta III, 37, into custody Thanksgiving Day after he allegedly sold cocaine to an officer.  Police say Laporta transported the cocaine from Lower Michigan just prior to the purchase.

Laporta is charged with delivery of cocaine, delivery/manufacture of marijuana, maintaining a drug house, and driving with a suspended license.  He’s also being charged as a habitual offender. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has released the names of two Iron Mountain men arrested on cocaine and heroin charges last week. 

Detectives say Allen Lucas, 32, is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, and a probation violation.  Brian Dale, 38, is charged with delivery of heroin, delivery of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine.

A probable cause hearing for both is set for August 6.  

ESCANABA, MI--   A Rapid River man has been sentenced on a cocaine charge.  

Michael Inman, 60, pleaded guilty in August to delivery of less than 50 grams of cocaine. 

He was sentenced last week to four months in jail with credit for 53 days served and 18 months of probation.  Inman’s driver’s license was suspended for six months and he has to pay $400 in restitution to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.   

RAPID RIVER, MI--   A Rapid River man has been arrested on drug charges.  

Tuesday, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team took the 60-year-old man into custody on two counts of delivery of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

The incident is part of the same three-month investigation that resulted in the May 23rd arrest of a 62-year-old Kent County man in Rapid River for possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

The Delta County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case for additional charges and further arrests.