Hotel drug bust lands out-of-state man behind bars

HOUGHTON — A Chicago area man is behind bars after detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team found him with numerous drugs in his hotel room.

UPSET arrested the 38-year-old man Wednesday at the Super 8 Hotel in Houghton. Through their investigation, detectives gathered enough evidence to obtain and execute a search warrant.

UPSET seized over eight grams of suspected heroin, $500 and prescription narcotics. The suspect is currently lodged at the Houghton County Jail on charges of possession with the intent to distribute heroin and a schedule two narcotic.

His name is being withheld at this time, pending arraignment.