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Resident faces trial for drug charges

Suspect one of three arrested during June raid

December 30, 2010
By Jenny Lancour

MARQUETTE - One of three men arrested this summer in connection with a night of drug raids in Delta County is scheduled to go to trial on a cocaine charge, according to officials at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Marquette.

Pending the conclusion of an outstanding motion in federal court, the drug case of Brian Scott Fisher, 31, of Escanaba, is scheduled to go to jury trial Feb. 8. He was arrested on June 14 and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, a 20-year felony with a maximum $1 million fine.

Fisher was lodged in Marquette County Jail and later transferred by U.S. Marshalls to another facility on Sept. 7, according to local jail officials.

A second suspect, Patrick Wayne Bridges, 42, of Escanaba, was sentenced in federal court Dec. 14. He was ordered to 21 months in prison and three years probation on one count of possession of a firearm following a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

A third suspect, also arrested June 14, was George Arthur Creller, 49, of Wells. Two felony drug charges against him were dismissed without prejudice in Delta County District Court.

Creller's arrest was the result of a search warrant executed on his home in Wells. That same night, four other search warrants were executed on two Escanaba homes, a Gladstone residence, and a motorcycle clubhouse in Escanaba.

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Pending the conclusion of an outstanding motion in federal court, the drug case of Brian Scott Fisher, 31, of Escanaba, is scheduled to go to jury trial Feb. 8. He was arrested on June 14 and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, a 20-year felony with a maximum $1 million fine.

The investigation was spearheaded by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, also known as UPSET. Assisting agencies included the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

 
 

 

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