UPSET seizes $12,000 in drugs

MARQUETTE — A Big Bay man was arrested Wednesday by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team after they seized over $12,000 of heroin and crystal methamphetamine.

The investigation was initiated several weeks ago, police said, and around 43 grams of crystal meth, 12 grams of heroin and $580 in cash was seized from the man when they arrested him on Washington Street in Marquette.

The suspect was lodged at the Marquette County Jail. He has posted bond but his name is being withheld until his arraignment, authorities said.

UPSET officials emphasized that they encourage the public to come forward with any information they may have about illegal drugs in their communities.

“We want to minimize the amounts of drugs that are coming in to the community,” Detective Lt. Timothy Sholander of UPSET said. “And we want to not give people the chance to become addicts — which is what these drugs do, they make addicts, they create addicts — and we don’t want to create addicts. If you have information on someone dealing, please share that with someone in law enforcement so we can follow up on this in a timely manner.”

Sholander asks anyone with information about illegal drugs in their community to contact UPSET at 906-228-1002 or leave an anonymous tip at upsetdrugs.com.