White Pine man arrested for suspected meth, fentanyl dealing

ONTONAGON — A White Pine man was arrested Thursday after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) investigation for allegedly distributing crystal meth and suspected fentanyl pills.

Detectives from UPSET and Michigan State Police troopers from the Wakefield Post had received information the man was suspected of receiving large quantities of crystal meth and fentanyl pills, UPSET said in a release. The man is known to have been a drug dealer, and at the time was on a delayed sentence from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, UPSET said.

Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant at the man’s home in White Pine.

They found 25 grams of crystal meth, more than 130 pills suspected of containing fentanyl, and evidence of drug distribution, UPSET said.

The man was arrested at the home and lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail.

No additional information has been released due to the ongoing investigation, UPSET said.

Detectives were assisted by troopers from the MSP Wakefield Post and Ontonagon Detachment, along with troopers and the K-9 Unit from the Calumet Post. Special agents from Homeland Security Investigations and DNR officers also assisted in the investigation.


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