Authorities track vehicle on alleged drug run

An investigation that was conducted by police departments in Michigan and Wisconsin resulted in two Iron Mountain residents receiving drug charges on Oct. 10. After they were tracked on a drive to the Chicago area, the 24-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were pulled over in Wisconsin on their way back to Iron Mountain. The two individuals were both taken into custody for felony drug charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin.

Before the investigation began, the Iron Mountain Police Department claims that they were given a tip that the accused man would be purchasing a significant quantity of heroin in the Chicago area. According to investigators, the accused individuals left on their trip at about 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 9. While the couple was driving back at about 1 a.m. the next day, their vehicle was pulled over and searched in Crivitz.

During the traffic stop, authorities reportedly used a K-9 unit to recover what they believed to be several grams of heroin. The estimated street value of the drugs that were seized is believed to be between $6,500 and $10,000. Both of the individuals were taken into police custody pending their arraignments. If convicted of the felony charges in Wisconsin, the man and woman could each face up to 25 years in prison.

A defendant who is facing a charge for drug possession with intent to deliver may sometimes have their charge reduced with the help of an attorney. In some cases, any evidence obtained through an illegal search may be precluded from court.

Source: uppermichiganssource.com, " Iron Mountain residents arrested on drug charges", Aaron Boehm, October 10, 2014