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Police find drugs, parapherna­lia in home, make arrest

- By Eric Baerren ebaerren@medianewsg­

Two Union Township men were arrested last week after police discovered drugs, parapherna­lia and a gun in a house southeast of Mt. Pleasant.

Detectives with Midmichiga­n Investigat­ive Narcotics Team arrested the two men, one 19 and one 20, during a search at approximat­ely 11 p.m. on April 26 at 4691 Brook Lane, according to a criminal complaint from their respective files.

Officers met the two as they were coming upstairs from the basement, the location of the 19 year old’s bedroom.

In the downstair’s bedroom, police found a large bag containing 9.5 grams of what was identified as cocaine, 2.8 grams of amphetamin­e, suspected fentanyl pills, scales, an agent to cut the drugs with, packaging and a 40mm pistol. They also discovered prepackage­d bags of cocaine in the bedroom and near the furnace.

During a search of the 20-year-old man, whose home address was listed as on East Remus Road, they found $864 in cash.

The 19-year-old man told police later that the two had recently paid $800 for 6-7 grams of cocaine and that they’d sold some they would probably have 4-5 grams left.

Both men were charged with one count of delivery of narcotics of less than 50 grams, a 20-year felony, two counts of possession of less than five grams of narcotics, a four-year felony; and three counts of using a gun while committing a felony, which carries a two-year sentence that runs consecutiv­ely to the underlying crime.

Both men face a May 19 hearing to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to send them to trial.

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