Some say the Upper Peninsula in Michigan is a popular location for illicit drug activity. Apparently, drugs that sell for one price in the lower areas of the state bring a higher profit in the upper areas. Several people were allegedly in the area recently when police arrested them and filed drug charges against them.
It appears officers had a search warrant to enter a home in Atlantic Mine. One agent said that the house search was merely part of a larger drug investigation. Allegedly, upon searching the home, police found approximately $8,000 worth of drugs. An additional $1900 in cash, believed by officers to be drug money, was also reportedly found.
The five people arrested range in age from 20 to 50. There were four men and one woman involved in the incident. Two of them now face charges related to frequenting a drug house, while the others are all charged with heroin and cocaine crimes.
Authorities say that many residents in the Upper Peninsula area seem to have addictions to prescription drugs. This apparently makes the region a prime location for drug sales. Just because one is facing drug charges in Michigan does not necessarily mean a conviction will be handed down in court. It is typically in the best interest of the accused to retain immediate legal assistance when charged with a crime. Even if one has not been arrested but becomes aware of being the subject of a formal investigation, discussing the matter with an attorney can help in preparing a strong defense should the situation later warrant the need.
Source: mlive.com, "5 arrested in Northern Michigan heroin drug bust", Anya Rath, April 8, 2016