Man Arrested in Berrien County for Drug Trafficking

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WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, MI – On Thursday, October 26th, 2017 members of the Southwest Enforcement Team, with the assistance of Berrien County Sheriff Road Patrol, Coloma Township Police, and Watervliet Police Department conducted an arrest operation in Watervliet Township.

Manowar Ahmed Jones, 39-years-old, was arrested following a 3 week investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine. As a result of this operation, detectives seized approximately ½ ounce of crystal Methamphetamine, and several ounces of marijuana. Also seized by detectives was, US Currency and a cell phone.

While officers were taking Jones into custody on 10/26/17 Jones attempted to destroy the Crystal Methamphetamine he had in his possession, Officers were able to wrestle the drugs away from Manowar Jones and preserve most of the evidence. SWET officers with the help of Michigan State Police were also able to conduct a traffic stop on a Kalamazoo man after he supplied Jones with the Crystal Meth. This suspect was found to be in possession of marked buy fund from the SWET unit and will be charged in Van Buren County for Delivery of Methamphetamine.

CHARGES in 5th District Court:
1. Delivery Methamphetamine 2 counts
2. Possession Methamphetamine with intent to Deliver.
3. Possession Marijuana with intent to deliver
4. Resisting and Obstructing Police
5. Destruction of evidence

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

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