Arrests made in Southwest Enforcement Team illicit drugs investigation

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. – An investigation conducted by the Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) led to the arrests of two people for alleged possession of illicit drugs, SWET reported.

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the SWET South team conducted a search warrant in the 600 block of St. Joseph Street in Sturgis.

Prior to the search warrant, detectives conducted surveillance on the known drug house in that area.

During the surveillance, detectives observed and documented multiple people conducting what appeared to be drug transactions, according to reports.

Uniformed officers also made contact with people leaving the drug house which resulted in drug arrests on four separate occasions, reports said.

When SWET detectives performed a search of the drug house, they encountered three adult men, all from the Sturgis area.

Two of the men were arrested for possession of illegal drugs and maintaining a drug house and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail, police said.

This case is ongoing.

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