A raid conducted by police on Dec. 6 has led to the arrest of several individuals, according to local sources. Michigan police have charged three men with drug crimes in Lenawee County. One man in particular has been arraigned and is now being held by authorities against a $175,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 15.
According to the arrest record, the 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly selling drugs to undercover police officers some seven times. The subsequent raid of two locations in the area resulted in two more arrests for the production and distribution of fentanyl and heroin. Additional charges were filed for possession of weapons, crack cocaine, marijuana and money police believe are drug profits.
The 23-year-old in particular has been hit with seven charges of manufacturing and delivering of fentanyl and heroin equal to less than 50 grams. If he is found guilty of these charges, he could face serious prison time. However, his court proceedings will still be underway as of this report.
Drug crimes are handled severely by Michigan authorities, and with the rise of fentanyl as a dangerous street drug, the courts are taking manufacture and delivery charges very seriously. However, as always, the accused man is protected by his constitutional right to the presumption of innocence until guilt can be ascertained. The burden of proof lies with the prosecution to present compelling evidence of his complicity in these criminal acts. His defense team will carefully review this evidence before it is presented to the court, in an effort to build a compelling defense against the charges he faces.
Source: lenconnect.com, "Detroit man charged with drug offenses", Dec. 9, 2017