Arrests made in Southwest Enforcement Team interstate drug trafficking investigation

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NILES, Mich. – Two people were arrested as part of an investigation into an interstate drug trafficker operating in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, the Michigan State Police Southwest Enforcement Team announced.

On July 21, detectives stopped a vehicle within the city of Niles and arrested the driver, a 27-year-old woman from South Bend, for allegedly carrying a concealed pistol and allegedly furnishing false information to police, detectives said.

Detectives also arrested the passenger of the vehicle, a 31-year-old man from South Bend. The man was found with a suspected quarter pound of crystal methamphetamine and a suspected small quantity of heroin, detectives reported.

Both the driver and the passenger were taken to the Berrien County Jail on drug and firearm charges, detectives said.

Three young children who were also in the vehicle were turned over to family members, reports said.

The investigation was a joint process between SWET detectives and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

SWET was assisted by Michigan State Police Niles Post troopers, Berrien County Children’s Protective Services, and an analyst from the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center.

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