UPDATE: Man arraigned in $25,000 meth case

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ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Kelly Charles Lawson was arraigned today in Marquette County District Court.

The 33-year-old Ishpeming Township man is charged with controlled substance - delivery and manufacture of meth/ecstacy.

His bond is set at 10% of $50,000 cash/surety.

A preliminary exam is scheduled for July 25th.
On Monday, detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a joint investigation, leading to the execution of two search warrants in Marquette County.

The first search warrant occurred at a residence in Sands Township and the second residence was located in Ishpeming Township. During the search warrants detectives seized approximately eight ounces of crystal meth, and twenty grams of heroin as well as other illicit drugs.

The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be over $25,000. The suspect, an Ishpeming Township man, 33, was arrested in Sands Township without incident and lodged at the Marquette County Jail on felony charges related to the distribution of crystal meth and heroin.

The name of the suspect is not being released at this time. This investigation remains ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

UPSET and HSI were assisted by the U.S. Postal Inspector Service, Marquette City Police K-9 Unit “Scud”, Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team, Ishpeming Township Police, Ishpeming City Police, and Forsyth Township Police.
AUTH: D/Lt. Sholander, UPSET

Do you have information about illegal drugs in your community? Contact UPSET at 906-228-1002 or leave an anonymous tip on our website at www.upsetdrugs.com.

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