UPSET

LAKE LINDEN, MI--   A search warrant executed at a Lake Linden house has netted thousands of dollars in drugs and cash. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, and Houghton Police conducted a joint investigation.  A search Wednesday of the residence on Saw Street uncovered more than $10,000 worth of heroin and cocaine and about $2,000 in cash.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested two downstate men in Sault Ste. Marie on drug charges.   

A search warrant executed Wednesday at a hotel room uncovered more than 15 grams of cocaine, marijuana, and more than $500.

The 44- and 49-year-old men from Waterford were arrested for possession of marijuana and conspiracy to deliver cocaine.  The 49-year-old was identified as an illegal immigrant from Albania who was wanted on a federal deportation order.

L'ANSE, MI--   The owner of a L’Anse business has been arrested on a drug charge.  

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Monday at the Superior Relief Provision Center on US-41.  They took the owner/operator into custody on three counts of delivery of marijuana. 

The suspect remains lodged in the Baraga County Jail, pending arraignment.

Another suspect was arrested on an unrelated charge. 

UPSET was assisted by State Police from the Calumet Post and the MSP Hometown Security Team.  

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man arrested on cocaine and heroin charges in July has pleaded in the case.   

Brian Dale, 38, was charged with delivery of heroin, delivery of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine.  He pleaded Tuesday to possession of cocaine under 25 grams and possession of heroin under 25 grams as a habitual offender, third offense. 

Dale and his codefendant, Allen Lucas, 32, were arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team July 30.

Dale’s sentencing is set for September 21.  

FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Delta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the dumping of meth-making materials in Ford River Township.   

Deputies responded Monday around 2:30 p.m. to a report of a possible meth dump site at the end of 12th Road.  They found two plastic bottles consistent with those used in the so-called “one pot” meth-making process. 

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team were called in to clean up the site.

The incident remains under investigation.  

ESCANABA, MI--    Four people are in custody, after Escanaba Public Safety Officers discovered a meth lab in an apartment building Wednesday.

Officers were called to the 1700 block of 3rd Avenue North on a report of an unusual odor coming from one of the apartments.  When they spoke to an occupant of the residence they also smelled a strong chemical odor. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A couple of Marquette County meth suspects have been bound over to circuit court. 

Leeanna Streeter, 35, of Marquette and Sarah Rosten, 36, of Gwinn were arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team after detectives saw them purchase pseudoephedrine.  Both are charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth.

Arraignment for Rosten is set for August 21, while Streeter will be arraigned September 11.  

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.  

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   Two Iron Mountain men have been arrested on multiple drug charges.  

UPSET detectives and the Kingsford, Iron Mountain, Norway, Dickinson Narcotics Unit—or KIND—investigated the sale of heroin and crack cocaine in the county.  That led to the arrest in Kingsford of a 32-year-old man for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, and a probation violation. 

A 38-year-old man was also arrested in Iron Mountain for delivery of heroin, delivery of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two Marquette County residents are in police custody on meth-related charges.  

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has been investigating the manufacturing of meth in the region and were able to identify a couple of suspects. 

The 35-year-old Marquette woman and 36-year-old Gwinn woman were arrested after detectives saw them purchase pseudoephedrine in the City of Marquette. 

Both women are lodged at the Marquette County Jail on charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth. 

Their names will be released after arraignment. 

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