Kalamazoo, MI: On February 1st, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team and officers from the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Florence St. This warrant was in reference to countless citizen complaints of drug dealing and firearm related violence in the area.
During this incident, officers located two suspects standing in front of the residence. Both suspects attempted to flee the scene on foot but were quickly apprehended. One of the suspects was observed throwing a loaded firearm and was found to be in possession of a dealer amount of Crack Cocaine. The firearm was recovered and found to have been recently stolen from a house in the County of Kalamazoo. Upon entering the residence, officers located four additional suspects inside. A 24 year old Kalamazoo man was arrested on two outstanding arrest warrants, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearms, Possession With Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine, Resisting Arrest and Frequenting a Drug House. Three of the four suspects located inside were also arrested on outstanding warrants.
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. Brad Misner, Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, 269-337-8880