UPDATE: Suspect identified in drug bust

UPDATE — Friday, February 3rd, 3:00 p.m. ET

A 19-year-old Grand Rapids man has been arraigned in Houghton County District Court on various felony drug charges by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team-West.

The suspect has been identified as John Ettinger. On Thursday, detectives with UPSET-West executed two search warrants in the City of Houghton.

They seized marijuana packaged for distribution and prescription medication suspected of being altered with acid. The bust was a result of a month long investigation by UPSET-West Detectives.

Ettinger is due back in court for a preliminary exam February 17th.


HOUGHTON — A 19-year-old Grand Rapids man has been arrested on various felony drug charges by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team-West.

On Thursday, detectives with UPSET-West executed two search warrants in the City of Houghton. They seized marijuana packaged for distribution and prescription medication suspected of being altered with acid.

The bust was a result of a month long investigation by UPSET-West Detectives. The suspect was lodged at the Houghton County Jail.

His name will not be released until he’s arraigned. UPSET-West was assisted by officers from Michigan Tech University, Houghton City Police Department, Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, and Michigan State Police K-9 Unit.

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