UPSET

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has arrested a Marquette County man for selling marijuana. 

Wednesday detectives saw a male suspect pass a large amount of marijuana to a female suspect in a parking lot near the intersection of McClellan Avenue and West Washington Street.  Both drove away, but the alleged seller was stopped by City Police.  He was arrested for delivery of marijuana and lodged in the Marquette County Jail.  Over an ounce of pot was seized.

The case remains under investigation.  

ESCANABA, MI--   Two Escanaba residents have been arrested for delivering prescription narcotics. 

An investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team led detectives to the 200 block of North 21st Street in the city Thursday.  They arrested a 42-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant connected to another UPSET case.  Officers also apprehended a 46-year-old man.

Both suspects were arrested on two counts of delivery of suboxone, also known as bubrenorphine.  They’re currently lodged at the Delta County Jail. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

HOUGHTON, MI--   Two men arrested in Lake Linden during a drug bust have been charged with several felonies.

Damon Belcher, 43, of Detroit and Corrie Ruth, 35, of Flint were taken into custody last Wednesday after a search warrant uncovered more than $10,000 in heroin and cocaine and around $2,000 in cash. 

Both are charged with two counts of the delivery/manufacture of cocaine, heroin, or other narcotic, less than 50 grams and two counts of possession with intent to deliver. 

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.  

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