Over 50 grams of fentanyl, 100 grams of cocaine found in Southwest Michigan home
VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. -- On Tuesday, Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) west detectives executed a search warrant in Covert, Mich. and found over 60 grams of suspected fentanyl, over 100 grams of suspected cocaine, and 28 grams of suspected crack cocaine.
As a result of the search, a 26-year-old Covert man was arrested for possession with intent to deliver (PWID) more than 50 grams of fentanyl, PWID cocaine, PWID crack-cocaine, and maintaining a drug house.
"In total, SWET located over 60 grams of suspected fentanyl, over 100 grams of suspected cocaine, 28 grams of crack cocaine, and three firearms. Half of the fentanyl was in the form of counterfeit oxycodone pills," said Michigan State Police Fifth District Public Information Officer DuWayne Robinson. Additional charges with be reviewed by the Van Buren County Prosecutor against the homeowner.
Law enforcement officials say each year in Southwest Michigan, there are nearly twice as many deaths caused by fatal drug overdoses as there are caused by fatal car crashes.
The SWET team was assisted by the Covert Township Police Department, and two Michigan State Police K9 units.
If you, or someone you know would like to get information about getting substance use treatment, regardless of insurance, call Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health at 1-800-781-0353.