SWET Detectives arrest suspected crack cocaine traffickers

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- SWET Detectives broke up a suspected Benton Harbor crack cocaine trafficking group leading to multiple arrests.

MSP assisted the Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) in executing a search warrant on June 4.

Detectives followed up with a search warrant after multiple public complaints were filed with SWET's office.

Ashley Wooden, 40, was arrested after a 4-week investigation into cocaine distribution.

In executing the warrant, detectives uncovered approximately three-fourths of an ounce of cocaine, two semi-automatic handguns and other undisclosed items related to the trafficking of crack cocaine.

Wooden was arrested and taken to the Berrien County Jail on charges of maintaining a drug house, felon in possession of a firearm, felony firearms and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

On June 5, The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Benton Township Police, Michigan State Police and SWET executed a search warrant at 1257 Vincent Court in Benton Township.

Officers located two suspects, 24-year-old Korey Ballard and Tevin Lewis, 27, inside the residence during the search.

Ballard was taken to the Berrien County Jail on five counts of delivery of crystal methamphetamine and as well as a probation violation.

Lewis was transported to the Berrien County Jail for delivery of crystal methamphetamine and obstructing and resisting police.

SWET is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Michigan State Police, Berrien County Sheriff's Office, Barry County Sheriff's Office, Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, Kalamazoo Township Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, South Haven Police Department and Covert Police Department.

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