KALAMAZOO, MI – On Thursday, April 28th, 2016, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team conducted an investigation in the 3700 block of Easy St in Kalamazoo. This investigation was in reference to the distribution of high quality crystal methamphetamine.
During the course this investigation, KVET investigators learned that a subject from Las Vegas NV had been trafficking large amount of crystal methamphetamines to Kalamazoo and utilizing local hotels to store and distribute the narcotics.
KVET investigators gathered intelligence and conducted surveillance of the suspect. Investigators observed the suspect making a hand to hand transaction and made contact with him. Upon making contact with the suspect, a large amount of suspected methamphetamine was located as well as a large amount of US currency. Investigators were able to identify two hotel rooms belonging to the suspect. Search warrants were executed on the rooms, where additional large amounts of crystal methamphetamines and US currency were located. In total, over 7 ounces of methamphetamine (over 1000 personal hits) and over $13,000.00 in US currency was located during this investigation.
The 27 year old Las Vegas man was arrested at the scene and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. Charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Delivery of Methamphetamine will be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs or firearms activity is urged to contact KVET at 269-337-8880, or report an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 orwww.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.