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STING Detectives Arrest Two Men Involved In Drug Trafficking in Ogemaw County

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Officers from Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING), West Branch Michigan State Police, and Ogemaw Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant in Mills Township on Tuesday, August 27. 

About a month ago, STING detectives began investigating Heroin trafficking by an unknown black man.

Detectives located the "drug house," which was a mobile home, and determined that multiple heroin and crack cocaine purchases were made from the residence.

Detectives say a second black man had moved into the drug house to assist with drug trafficking. 

While officers executed the search warrant, a black man ran from the trailer. Police chased him on foot. 

As the man ran, he dropped his backpack.  Officers found 2 handguns in the bag and another lying on the ground in the same area. All the guns were loaded.

Troopers saw a person riding a bike who fit the description of the man who ran from the scene about 30 minutes later, just a few miles from the mobile home.

Troopers were able to identify the man, who is 23 years old. The man is a parole absconder and wanted on two Parole Absconding warrants. He was taken to Ogemaw County Jail on absconder charges.  He faces additional charges for firearms, drugs, and the theft of the bike. 

Officers found and identified 5 other people inside the trailer.  Police also found a loaded 9mm handgun during the search.

Prescription drugs, cash, and other evidence of drug trafficking was taken by police.

A 28 year old black male was arrested for delivery of heroin. He was taken to Ogemaw County Jail.  He faces additional charges for firearms, and the drug house operation.

The other 4 people were let go.  Ogemaw County Prosecutor will review the case to see if any other charges should be made. All face potential charges of maintaining/ frequenting a drug house, illegal possession of firearms, and drug possession/trafficking.