By journal staff
BARAGA – Following a four-month investigation, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested a 22-year-old woman from Baraga and a 40-year-old man from Milwaukee on Thursday for possession of cocaine , a four-year felony.
UPSET detectives had developed information that the suspects brought large amounts of fentanyl into Baraga County.
Detectives were able to determine the suspects were returning from Milwaukee on Thursday and set up a lookout to locate the vehicle.
The vehicle was located on US 141 and a traffic stop was carried out by the MSP Hometown security team near Covington.
An exterior search of the vehicle was conducted by HST K-9, at which time K-9 advised that illegal drugs were in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, the gendarmes discovered a small quantity of cocaine.
As soldiers searched the suspects, they found 20 grams of fentanyl on the passenger.
The names of the suspects will not be released until they are arraigned in the 97th District Court in Baraga County. The case is being reviewed by the Baraga County District Attorney’s Office and additional charges, including possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, a 20-year felony, are pending.
UPSET was assisted by the MSP-Hometown Security Team, MSP-Calumet Post, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Police, Baraga County Sheriff’s Office and Dynamite Towing.
Anyone with information about illegal drugs in their community is urged to call UPSET at 906-228-1002 or leave an anonymous tip at www.upsetdrugs.com.