Men arraigned on drug charges in Delta County

Two men arrested in May by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team after a three-month long cocaine investigation have been arraigned.

Michael Inman, 60, of Rapid River was arraigned Wednesday in Delta County District Court and charged with two counts of delivery/manufacture of less than 50 grams of cocaine.  That charge carries a penalty of up to four years in jail and/or a $25,000 fine.

Thomas Avery, 62, from Kent County, waived his May 28 arraignment and Thursday’s preliminary exam.  He is charged with one count of possession of 50-449 grams of cocaine, a charge that could land him in jail for up to 20 years and/or a $250,000 fine.

The men were released from the Delta County Jail after posting bond.

No new court date has been set for Avery, but Inman is scheduled to appear on June 24.