ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - A joint law enforcement operation in Ishpeming cracked down on illegal drug activity Thursday.
The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and the Ishpeming Police Department organized the operation because of an increase of tips relating to drug activity in the area.
UPSET detectives and uniformed officers from the Ishpeming Police Department, Marquette County Sheriff's Office and the Michigan State Police worked together to increase patrol activity in Ishpeming.
UPSET says officers cited and arrested multiple suspects for various traffic and drug related offenses. UPSET released a brief description of what happened:
During a traffic stop an 18-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant for delivery of meth. That charge was issued earlier this year.
Ishpeming Police officers arrested a 23-year-old man for two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
The Michigan State Police K-9 Unit watched a suspicious person run into the woods after officers approached the person. UPSET detectives and troopers located the area where the person was last seen and found materials related to manufacturing meth. The hazardous materials were removed, but the suspect was not located. That investigation is ongoing.
MSP troopers arrested a 30-year-old man for a misdemeanor warrant related to a traffic violation.
Troopers were also called to a one vehicle rollover accident. The driver sustained minor injuries and did not seek treatment.
Marquette County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop and cited a suspect for driving with a suspended license.
There were many other stops by all agencies that resulted in the evidence of drug abuse and sale.
The suspects' names will not be released at this time. UPSET says charges are pending.
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