ISHPEMING — Officials from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, the Ishpeming Police Department, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police joined efforts to increase patrol activity in the City of Ishpeming on the evening of October 19th. The collaboration was an effort to decrease traffic and drug related offenses.

The Ishpeming Police Department and UPSET organized the effort due to an increase of drug activity-related tips received from the area. As a result of these patrols, officers cited and arrested multiple suspects for various traffic and drug related offenses.

A few of the offenses are briefly described below.

  • Ishpeming police officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested an 18 year-old male on an outstanding felony warrant for delivery of meth. The delivery of meth charges were the result of an investigation by UPSET earlier this year.
  • Ishpeming police officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested a 23 year-old male for two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
  • Michigan State Police K-9 unit observed a suspicious person that fled into the woods when approached by police. Detectives from UPSET and troopers walked back to the area where the suspect was last seen and seized components related to the manufacturing of meth. Detectives removed a hazardous material. The suspect was not located at this time and this investigation remains ongoing.
  • Michigan State Police troopers arrested a 30 year-old male for a misdemeanor warrant related to a traffic violation.
  • Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to a one car rollover accident. The driver received minor injuries and did not seek medical treatment.
  • Marquette County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop and cited a suspect for driving with a suspended license.

Numerous other traffic stops by all the collaborating agencies resulted in the evidence of drug abuse and sales. The names of all suspects that were arrested or cited are being withheld pending arraignment.

No additional information on the arrests or stops are being released at this time.