Deputies find more than 200 grams of fentanyl at Benton Harbor housing complex

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Charges are being sought after deputies found more than 200 grams of fentanyl and evidence of drug distribution during two search warrants in Benton Harbor on Tuesday, according to the Michigan State Police Southwest Enforcement Team.

Detectives first searched a residence in the 900 block of Buss Avenue, where they found the 200 grams of fentanyl and other evidence of drug distribution, according to law enforcement.

According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, two milligrams of fentanyl can be deadly depending on a person's body size, their tolerance and use history. There are 1,000 milligrams in every gram. 

No one was arrested during this search, but detectives said they plan to seek charges at the end of the investigation.

During the second search, in the 900 block of Highland Avenue, detectives found suspected cocaine, fentanyl and more evidence of drug distribution, police said.

A 35-year-old Benton Harbor man was arrested for a probation violation during this search. Detectives plan to press drug charges against the man at the end of the investigation.

Detectives said some of the narcotics were in the form of blue “M-30” pills, which often contain deadly fentanyl.

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