Two from Detroit busted with ecstasy, cocaine
Mid-Michigan Area Group Narcotics Enforcement Team - a multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates drug crimes in Gratiot and Shiawassee counties - made the arrests after a week-long investigation.
“We were receiving information on a regular basis regarding this investigation,” MAGNET Det. Lt. Robin Lynde said.
The suspects were arrested after they were stopped in a vehicle at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday in Perry by Michigan State Police Corunna Post troopers and members of the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office at MAGNET's request. They were arrested on the charge of delivery of ecstasy and cocaine - a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
“If (the two suspects) have a source, we always try to go further,” Lynde said. “We will try to identify their source and turn that over to the proper authorities.”
As a result of the investigation, officers located and seized about 1,000 ecstasy tablets and approximately 1 1/2 ounces of cocaine - with a total street value of about $10,000.
One of the suspects, J.C. Crawford Jr., 37, was arraigned Tuesday and charged with one count of delivery of cocaine less than 50 grams, one count of delivery of ecstasy and habitual offender-fourth offense.
The other suspect, who was not identified, was released pending further investigation.
By The Argus-Press
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