Kalamazoo, MI: On June 13th, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, along with officers from the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team, executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of Princeton Ave. This warrant was in reference to citizen complaints of high levels of drug activity and violence in the area, which were affecting the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Upon arriving at the residence, two adult suspects were located inside. Three additional subjects were detained outside of the residence. During a search of the home and vehicles, investigators located over 35 grams of suspected Fentanyl (over 350 user doses), one ounce of Crystal Methamphetamine, over a pound of Marijuana, two loaded handguns and evidence of drug distribution. One of the handguns located was stolen from Cheboygan, MI. A third suspect was located at a different location.
A 29 year old Benton Harbor man was arrested for Possession With Intent to Deliver Fentanyl, Possession With Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearms and three outstanding warrants. A 28 year old Kalamazoo man was arrested for Possession With Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and three outstanding warrants. A third suspect was not arrested but will be charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Maintaining a Drug House, at a later date. All charges will be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
This investigation was assisted by the numerous citizen tips and complaints made in reference to this neighborhood nuisance. Investigators made contact with several citizens in the neighborhood in reference to the action taken during this investigation. All citizens contacted were thankful and appreciative that the problem house was addressed.
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