Third person arrested in Keweenaw County drug probe

MOHAWK — A third person was arrested in Keweenaw County Wednesday in connection with a drug investigation that began several weeks ago.

A 31-year-old Laurium man was arrested at an undisclosed location after detectives seized over a quarter-pound of cocaine at a home in Mohawk, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) said in a release.

The man was lodged in the Houghton County Jail. His name is being withheld pending arraignment. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

Two Mohawk residents were arrested at a house on Cliff Street Tuesday morning. They have been arraigned in 97th District Court in Keweenaw County.

Detectives found a number of items there, including a quarter-pound of cocaine, more than $6,900 in cash and evidence of drug distribution, UPSET said Tuesday.

Delano Howard, 32, faces four counts: delivery-manufacture of a controlled substance – narcotic or cocaine – 50 to 449 grams, a 20-year felony; two counts of delivery-manufacture – cocaine, heroin or other narcotic – less than 50 grams, a 20-year felony; and a fourth offense habitual offender noticer.

His bond was set at $100,000 cash. He is lodged in the Baraga County Jail.

Sarah Howard, 32, is charged with possession of cocaine, heroin or other narcotic – 50 to 449 grams, a 20-year felony, and maintaining a drug house.

She was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

Preliminary dates have not been set, but are anticipated to occur in late July.

The investigation is ongoing.