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Two fugitives arrested after being found asleep in car; heroin found

Troopers from Michigan State Police Traverse City Post sad they received information that a known fugitive was at an address in Pleasanton Township with another known fugitive who was previously arrested for possession of fentanyl.

When troopers arrived at the residence, they said they found a 30-year-old Benzonia woman and a 34-year-old Elberta man asleep inside of a black sedan parked in the driveway.

Troopers said that they knocked on the window of the sedan, and both passengers woke up quickly and complied with instructions given to them by troopers.


Both were taken into custody for their warrants.

Troopers say they saw drug paraphernalia in plain view, which led them to search the car. Upon searching, they were able to find numerous scraps of burnt aluminum foil, a plastic pipe with brown residue, several small torches, an empty baggie with brown residue and a small clear plastic sleave containing a brown powered substance, which tested positive for heroin, troopers said.

A container containing a small quantity of heroin was also found in a backpack that belonged to the man.

Both suspects were arrested for possession of heroin and maintaining a drug house and were lodged in the Manistee County Jail, according to state police.


The woman had a felony drug possession warrant from Grand Traverse County, and the man had three bench warrants from Benzie and Grand Traverse counties, troopers said.

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