Drugs, gun seized from home in Benton Township

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- Detectives with the Southwest Enforcement Team and Berrien County Sheriff's Office seized drugs, cash and a gun from a home in Benton Township.

On Monday, a search warrant was executed at 330 Walnut Avenue as a result of an ongoing investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics.

During the search, detectives seized several grams of crack-cocaine, a quarter pound of marijuana, a hand gun, and several hundred dollars in U.S. currency.

Roger Lee Barney, Jr., 38 years old, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug house, possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony firearms.

The Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) is comprised of sworn law enforcement personnel from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo Township Police Department, South Haven Police Department, Covert Police Department, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

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