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Arrest made in Houghton County on drug charges

HOUGHTON — Following a four-month investigation, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on Thursday arrested Shawn Bell, a 28-year-old male from Detroit, on a five-count warrant.

The charges include delivery of methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; possession of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, a 10-year felony; possession of a firearm by a felon, a 5-year felony; possession of ammunition by a felon, a 5-year felony; and possession of hydrocodone, a 4-year felony.

The arrest was a result of a search warrant conducted at 316 Seneca St. in Copper City, on Nov. 24. During the search of the residence, methamphetamine, MDMA and numerous prescription pills were seized. A shotgun and rifle were also recovered during the search.

Bell was arrested on a traffic stop on Thursday after attempting to leave his house by UPSET detectives and Michigan State Police hometown security team. A search of the vehicle led to detectives seizing a large amount of fentanyl, crack cocaine and cash.

An additional search warrant was executed at 316 Seneca St. where detectives seized a pistol, shotgun, digital scale and other electronic devices.

Bell was arraigned in 97th District Court in Houghton County, with his bond set at $50,000. The case is being reviewed by the Houghton County Prosecutor’s office and additional charges are expected.

UPSET was assisted by the MSP hometown security team, MSP Emergency Support Team, MSP Calumet Post, Houghton County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Homeland Security Agency.

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