2 Battle Creek Men Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison
Two Battle Creek men were sentenced in federal court to five years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute at least 40 grams of fentanyl and a small but detectable amount of heroin.
Battle Creek Man Guilty In Death Of OD Victim Left In Snow
On Friday, 37-year-old Jerrell Finch was found guilty of second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance causing death, related to the death of 45-year-old Michael Newman. Police say that Newman had gone to Finch’s home in January 2017, looking to buy heroin. Finch eventually got in contact with a dealer he knew, getting Newman the drugs, which he took and then overdosed on.
KVET Finds Heroin And Parole Absconder Thursday
A raid was conducted in Kalamazoo that turned up a possible drug-dealing operation. The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team responded to the Interfaith Homes Thursday after residents complained of gun violence and drug activity. At the complex, a 27-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for allegedly skipping out his parole...
Overdoses Down In Calhoun
Last year saw a dramatic rise in the number of drug related deaths in Kalamazoo County, while Calhoun County saw a slight drop. The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department says Thursday that from 2015 to 2016, the amount of drug related accidental deaths more than doubled from 33 to 72, with 8 out of 10 of those being opioid related...
1lb of Pot, Fentanyl Seized
A drug raid was conducted yesterday in Kalamazoo after several citizen complaints. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that on Tuesday, officers from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team and Kalamazoo Metro SWAT searched a home in the 1400 block of Princeton Ave and found inside over a pound of marijuana, an ounce of meth, and what is believed to be 35 grams of fentanyl...

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