Baraga County drug bust suspects appear in court

Baraga County drug bust suspects appear in court

BARAGA — Two of the seventeen people arrested in a major drug bust last December appeared in Baraga County Circuit Court earlier today.

32–year–old Corey Haataja of L’Anse was charged with delivery or manufacture of morphine in relation to an incident in late November. 43–year–old Angela Salbashian, also of L’Anse was charged with delivery or manufacture of morphine relating to an incident last March, and delivery or manufacture of oxycodone relating to an incident in May 2014.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Both defendants were originally arrested in late 2014 as part of Both defendants were originally arrested in late 2014 as part of a year–long joint investigation between the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. We’ll keep you up to date with Salbashian and Haataja as their process continues.