71-year-old arrested on drug charges, gun possession

CHIKAMING, Mich. -- A 71-year-old man was arrested on drug charges after the Southwest Enforcement Team West served a search warrant out of his home.

On August 14, SWET-West executed a search warrant at the home of 71-year-old Michael Vernon McNair Jr in Chikaming.

Inside the home, investigators found 60 grams of cocaine, half an ounce of fentanyl and several bags of an unknown powder, officers said.

A handgun reported stolen out of Iowa was also seized, investigators said.

McNair was taken into custody on preliminary charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Detectives from SWET were assisted by the Chikaming Township Police, Us Postal Inspection Service, Berrien County Sheriff's Office and Michigan State Police.

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