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ISHPEMING, MI - Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team have arrested an Ishpeming resident on drug charges. Details remain sketchy, but UPSET detectives say their investigation led them to execute a search warrant at an Ishpeming residence where 1-ounce of cocaine and $1,800 were seized. The resident of the home was lodged in the Marquette County jail on charges of Delivery of Cocaine.

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Gwinn man has been arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on marijuana charges.  

The 23-year-old was lodged in the Marquette County Jail Monday and is charged with two counts of delivery of marijuana.  Detectives also conducted a search of the suspect’s Carpenter Road residence.

UPSET was assisted by Forsyth Township Police, Marquette City Police, and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been arrested for two separate instances involving methamphetamine.  

Around 12:10 Monday morning Marquette Police were called to 2218 Presque Isle Avenue on a report of an assault.  In an upstairs apartment they found a 19-year-old woman in medical distress.  Her boyfriend, Gregory Retaskie, 22, of Marquette, said the victim had stopped breathing and he was trying to revive, not assault, her.   She was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment. 

ISHPEMING, MI--   Three people have been arrested on meth-related charges in the city of Ishpeming. 

An investigation by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team led them to 7th Street, where they found components used to make meth. 

A 32-year-old male, 32-year-old female, and 46-year old male were arrested on charges of possession of meth components and conspiracy to manufacture meth.  They remain lodged in the Marquette County Jail, pending arraignment. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police have discovered an operating meth lab in an apartment at 1950 Presque Isle Avenue. 

Officers found the lab after a woman called Bell Hospital Friday, saying a man had possibly been exposed to World War II nerve gas.  Investigation revealed the victim had likely inhaled fumes from a working meth lab. 

Officers searched the apartment Friday.  They found components used to make meth and an active cook in operation. 

SAWYER, MI--   Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team have discovered a marijuana growing operation in Forsyth Township. 

Monday around 8 p.m. UPSET and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents executed a search warrant on Albatross Street at Sawyer.  They found the resident possessed a firearm illegally and was in violation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.  A two-year-old girl was also present at the scene. 

The suspect was detained and subsequently released.  Charges are being sought through the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP, MI--   A meth lab has been uncovered in Chassell Township. 

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office discovered the lab Sunday around 4:15 p.m. in a vacant trailer home.  Deputies say evidence gathered during a search indicated a small-scale meth operation was in place. 

One male suspect was arrested at the scene.  His name is being withheld, pending arraignment. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, UPSET’s meth lab response team, and the Chassell Fire Department assisted at the scene.   

ISHPEMING, MI--   An Ishpeming man is jailed, following his arrest Thursday night for possession of methamphetamine. 

Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team officers and City Police discovered components in the manufacture of meth at the suspect’s High Street residence.  They say it will require cleanup by the UPSET Meth Response Team. 

The case has been sent to the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Troopers from the Negaunee Post assisted at the scene. 

NEGAUNEE, MI--   One person has been arrested following a drug bust in the City of Negaunee. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted a search warrant Monday at a residence on County Road.  Detectives uncovered evidence of the manufacture and use of methamphetamine, but no hazardous substances were found. 

A male suspect was arrested on three unrelated outstanding warrants and lodged in the Marquette County Jail.  The case has been sent to the county Prosecutor’s Office for review. 

MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP, MI (WNMU) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an illegal dump site in Michigamme Township containing suspected methamphetamine-making material.

A resident walking near Cardinal Red Road found the site Tuesday around 9 a.m. Deputies identified components that are commonly used to make meth, like Ephedrine and battery acid.

The UPSET Meth Response Team went to the scene and neutralized the chemicals. Deputies say evidence seized at the site may lead them to suspects in the case.

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