Five people arrested following UPSET investigation

ESCANABA — On December 9, 2019, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and officers from Escanaba Department of Public Safety arrested five people for charges related to the use and distribution of crystal meth and prescription pills.

After a 6-month-long investigation, that spanned throughout Delta County, Menominee County, Dickinson County and areas in Wisconsin, UPSET detectives arrested 34-year-old Travis Anderson from Escanaba, and his associates for charges related to the distribution of meth and prescription drugs. Numerous drug related felony warrants were issued for Anderson in November by the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office.  The warrants were the result of multiple UPSET cases involving Anderson’s distribution of drugs. 

On December 9, 2019, UPSET identified a residence in the City of Escanaba that was distributing methamphetamine and was believed to be sheltering Anderson. A search warrant for the residence was obtained and served. Methamphetamine, prescription drugs, scales, electronic devices, and US currency were seized. The below listed arrests were made as a result of the search warrant.  All subjects were lodged in the Delta County Jail and subsequently arraigned in the 94th District Court on December 10, 2019.

Travis Anderson, 34-year-old of Escanaba: Conspiracy to Deliver Meth, Delivery of Meth, Delivery of Controlled Substance (Schedule 4)

Michael Bumstead, 19-year-old of Gladstone: Possession of Meth / Bond Violation

April Harrison, 27-year-old of Escanaba: Possession of Meth / Maintaining a Drug House / Contraband into Correctional Facility

Mackenzie Dedominicis, 17-year-old of Rapid River: Possession of Meth

Joshua Tellefsen, 36-year-old of Escanaba: Bond Violation

Additional suspects have been identified and other related arrests and charges are pending. UPSET was assisted by MSP Gladstone, Escanaba Department of Public Safety, Delta County Sheriff’s Department, and the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office.