Police have identified the five people following an investigation of drug sales in Marquette.
Authorities searched a residence on Fair Avenue earlier this week, and seized roughly half an ounce of crystal meth, as well as evidence of drug distribution. Of those arrested, 29 year old Chelsea Houle, 30 year old Ashley Melka, and 22 year old Damien Desjardins-Racine are from Marquette. They were taken into custody along with 39 year old Bryan Ray of Gwinn, and 46 year old Douglas Bradford of Skandia.
Original Press Release:
Detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) conducted an investigation involving the sale of crystal meth in Marquette County.
During the course of the investigation detectives obtained a search warrant for a residence located on Fair Ave in Marquette Township. As a result of the search warrant detectives arrested 5 people at the for various drug charges relating to maintaining a drug house and probation violations. Detectives seized approximately ½ ounce of crystal meth as well as evidence of drug distribution.
Local Three News reports that additional charges are expected pending a review by the Marquette County prosecutor’s office. The names of the suspects are being withheld pending their arraignment. The investigation remains ongoing.
Detectives did locate a seven year old child in the residence, who was turned over to family members.
Detectives from UPSET were assisted by members of the Michigan State Police 8th District Emergency Support Team and officers from Marquette City Police Department.