Kalamazoo, MI: On January 7th, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team and officers from the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team executed two search warrants and three arrest warrants in the 500 block of Florence St. KVET investigators had conducted a two month long investigation into the area in response to countless citizen complaints of drug trafficking and violence in the area. During this investigation, several suspects were identified and arrest warrants were obtained for them.
During a search of these locations, investigators located crack cocaine packaged for sale, a large amount of marijuana, ammunition, evidence of discharging firearms and additional items used in the packaging and distribution of narcotics. While at these locations, investigators were able to locate and arrest three suspects on felony drug warrants. A 41 year old female was arrested on a warrant for Delivery and Manufacturing of Crack Cocaine. A 21 year old male and a 25 year old male were also arrested for Delivery and Manufacturing of Crack Cocaine. All suspects are Kalamazoo residents and were lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. The City of Kalamazoo Housing Department also responded to the scene and condemned both locations due to hazardous conditions.
KVET investigators will continue to address drug activity in the area and will continue to search for additional suspects.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs or firearms activity is urged to contact KVET at 269-337-8880, or report an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sergeant Matt Schemenauer
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Capt. David Boysen, Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, 269-337-8880