SHINGLETON, Mich. (WJMN) – On June 8, 2020, UPSET detectives arrested a 29-year-old female and
45-year-old male, both from Marquette, MI, on multiple drug and weapons related charges.
Over the past several months, UPSET detectives have been investigating two large scale meth
dealers in the Marquette area. On June 7th, detectives received information that the suspects
were traveling north from lower Michigan while in possession of illegal drugs. The suspects were
believed to be returning to the Marquette area to sell the illegal drugs.
UPSET detectives contacted the UPSET East team and Michigan State Police Hometown
Security Team for assistance in locating the suspect vehicle. Surveillance for the suspect vehicle
was set up and several hours later the suspect vehicle was spotted and stopped on M-28 near
Shingleton in Alger County. A search of the suspect vehicle revealed approximately 18 grams of
crystal meth, numerous Ecstasy (MDMA) pills, and a stolen handgun.
The female subject was arrested and lodged in the Alger County Jail on charges of Possession
with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. The male subject
was arrested and lodged in the Alger County Jail on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver
Methamphetamine, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Firearm,
and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon.
The names of the subjects are not being released at this time pending their arraignment in the
93rd District Court in Munising. UPSET was assisted in this investigation by members of the
UPSET East team, Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team, and MSP Technical