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FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   Forsyth Township Police arresting a suspect on a misdemeanor warrant also discovered meth components at his residence. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says the 36-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday at a home on East County Road 456. During the arrest UPSET detectives observed components associated with meth. A search warrant uncovered numerous chemicals used to make the drug.

The suspect allegedly admitted to making meth.

ISHPEMING, MI--   Authorities have discovered another meth lab in Ishpeming.

Wednesday detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team assisted Ishpeming Police when meth-related components were discovered in a residence.

City officers were conducting an investigation at the Pine Street house when they observed the meth-related items. UPSET detectives removed hazardous materials from the home.

One suspect at the residence was questioned at the scene. No arrests have yet been made.

Ishpeming Police continue to investigate the incident. 

CHASSELL, MI--   The search for a suspect wanted on outstanding warrants led police to a meth lab in Chassell. 

Wednesday detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and a parole officer from the Michigan Department of Corrections went to a residence to find a woman who was on probation. A search of the residence uncovered components used to manufacture meth and several one-pot cooks.

The suspect is lodged in the Houghton County Jail on the outstanding warrants. Additional charges for manufacturing meth are expected.

ISHPEMING, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has conducted another meth bust in Ishpeming.

Detectives had been investigating suspects at a residence on East North Street for several months. They executed a search warrant Thursday and seized meth, cash, and components used to make meth. UPSET removed all hazardous waste from the house.

One suspect was questioned at the scene and released. Arrests are expected, pending a review of the case by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Another suspect has been arrested in a cocaine case out of Ishpeming. 

On September 25 the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a residence at Sunny Side Estates. Detectives seized nearly 30 grams of cocaine, a firearm, and evidence of drug distribution. They arrested Nakeesha Briggs, 34, and removed four children that were living in the home.

ISHPEMING, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team teamed up with other law enforcement agencies Thursday for a joint patrol operation in Ishpeming.

Detectives, Ishpeming Police, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, and Michigan State Police combined their efforts because of an increase in tips relating to drug activity in the area.

ONTONAGON, MI--   An Ontonagon man is jailed for delivering meth.

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested the 43-year-old suspect Tuesday on a three-count warrant for delivery of methamphetamine.

Officials say the arrest is the result of a six-month investigation by UPSET, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department, and Michigan State Police from the Wakefield Post.

The name of the suspect is not being released at this time.

ONTONAGON, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted a drug bust in the village of Ontonagon last week. 

On Friday UPSET executed a search warrant at a residence on Pennsylvania Avenue. Detectives seized more than 8 ounces of meth, more than $3,000 in cash, and a loaded handgun. They say the drugs have an estimated street value of more than $30,000.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation continues, and the case is being reviewed by the Ontonagon County Prosecutor’s Office.

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming Township woman was arrested and four children placed with Child Protective Services following a drug bust Monday.

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team obtained a search warrant after receiving information that the homeowners were selling drugs. A search of a home at Sunny Side Estates uncovered 16 grams of cocaine along with several loaded handguns and rifles.

GWINN, MI--   Two men were arrested after the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed search warrants at a couple of Gwinn residences Monday. 

Detectives searched the Maple Street homes and found more than 60 grams of suspected cocaine, 19 grams of suspected heroin, 5 grams of crack cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, nearly $7,000 in cash, and evidence of drug trafficking.

The suspects, a 62-year-old man from Gwinn and a 35-year-old man from Milwaukee, remain lodged in the Marquette County Jail, pending arraignment.

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