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Drug arrests made in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — Residents of Garden and Manistique were arraigned on drug-related charges in 93rd District Court in Schoolcraft County Tuesday.

At 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, Manistique Public Safety officers received a report that a vehicle driving westbound on U.S. near Tannery Road was driving dangerously and traveling into the oncoming eastbound lane of traffic. Officers were then able to conduct a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle on U.S. 2 near Manistique’s eastern city limit.

Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Kale Alfred McKay, 33, of Garden for operating while intoxicated. The Public Safety K-9 Unit was then called, and illegal narcotics were found in the vehicle. McKay was immediately lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, McKay appeared in district court for arraignment on formal charges issued by Prosecutor Tim Noble. McKay was charged with a count of controlled substance — possession/analogues, a two-year felony punishable by a fine of $2,000; a count of controlled substance — possession (Schedule Five and LSD, etc.), a one-year felony punishable by a fine of $2,000; and a count of operating while intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $100 to $500.

Bond for McKay was set at $10,000 cash, 10 percent allowed. A probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 26 and a preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

At 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, Manistique Public Safety officers and the Public Safety K-9 Unit continued their investigations into the use and trafficking of meth with a felony arrest and narcotics seizure in Manistique. Following their investigation, Michael Alan Olsen, 32, of Manistique was arrested for several felony narcotics offenses and immediately lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail.

On Tuesday, Olsen appeared in district court for arraignment on formal charges issued by Noble. Olsen was charged with a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture — meth, a 20-year felony punishable by a fine of $25,000; and a count of controlled substance — possession/analogues, a two-year felony punishable by a fine of $2,000. The warrant also served Olsen as a habitual offender — fourth offense notice from previous felony convictions.

Bond for Olsen was set at $25,000 cash with 10 percent allowed. A probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. and a preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

Manistique Public Safety received assistance in its investigation from the Sault Tribal Police Department. As investigation into meth and other illegal narcotics possession and trafficking continues in Manistique and Schoolcraft County, no further information had been released as of Tuesday.

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