Escanaba man arraigned for multiple drug charges, concealing a firearm

Jimmy Pethers mugshot
Jimmy Pethers mugshot(Delta County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 6:32 AM EDT
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - An Escanaba man was arraigned for multiple drug charges and concealing a firearm on Thursday.

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) says 41-year-old Jimmy Pethers was arrested for possession with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house and concealing a firearm.

UPSET detectives had been investigating the distribution of drugs out of a house in Escanaba before arresting Pethers.

Their investigation led to a search warrant on Wednesday evening. The search and investigation led to the seizure of approximately 34 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, a small amount of suspected heroin/fentanyl, electronic devices including a digital scale, a large amount of U.S. currency ($3,662), and a loaded handgun that had been previously reported stolen.

Pethers was arraigned at the 94th District Court in Escanaba on Thursday, July 22. His bond was set at $175,000 cash.

The Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, and Escanaba Public Safety assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with drug related tips or information is encouraged to contact UPSET at 906-228-1002 or

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