SHINGLETON — On June 8, 2020, UPSET detectives arrested a 29-year-old female and a 45-year-old male, both from Marquette, MI, on multiple drug and weapons related charges.
Over the past several months, UPSET detectives have been investigating two large-scale meth dealers in the Marquette area. On June 7th, detectives received information that the suspects were traveling north from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan while in possession of illegal drugs. The suspects were believed to be returning to the Marquette area to sell the illegal drugs.
UPSET detectives contacted the UPSET East team and Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team for assistance in locating the suspect’s vehicle. Surveillance for the suspect vehicle was set up and several hours later the suspect’s vehicle was spotted and stopped on M-28 near Shingleton in Alger County.
A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed approximately 18 grams of crystal meth, numerous Ecstasy (MDMA) pills, and a stolen handgun.
The female subject was arrested and lodged in the Alger County Jail on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
The male subject was arrested and lodged in the Alger County Jail on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon.
The names of the subjects are not being released at this time pending their arraignment in the 93rd District Court in Munising.
UPSET was assisted in this investigation by members of the UPSET East team, Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team, and MSP Technical Services Unit.
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