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Two arrested on drug charges

WAKEFIELD — On October 20, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and troopers from the Wakefield Post arrested two people from Ontonagon County involved in selling illegal drugs. The two suspects are involved in separate investigations and are not related.

After a six month investigation, detectives from UPSET arrested Benjamin Hess, 29 year old, from Ontonagon, on two counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine, a 20 year felony and being a Habitual Offender – Third Offense. Hess was arraigned in 98th District Court, Ontonagon County and his bond was set at $50,000 cash.

After a three month investigation, detectives from UPSET arrested Mathew Walters, 30 year old, from Ontonagon, on three counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine, 20 year felony. Walters was arraigned in 98th District Court, Ontonagon County and his bond was set at $5,000 cash.

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