Man charged following methamphetamine bust in Escanaba

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man has been arrested following a methampetamine bust in Escanaba.

On Wednesday, UPSET Detectives were investigating the distribution of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine out of a house in Escanaba. The investigation led to a search warrant being served at the suspect residence Wednesday evening. The search and investigation led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 34 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, a small amount of suspected heroin/fentanyl, electronic devices including a digital scale, $3,662 of US currency, and a loaded handgun that had been previously reported stolen.

Jimmy Pethers, 41 years old, of Escanaba, Michigan was lodged at the Delta County Jail on the following charges: Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house, and receiving and concealing a stolen firearm.

Pethers was arraigned Thursday in the 94th Judicial District Court in Escanaba. His bond was set at $175,000 cash.

UPSET was assisted by MSP HST, Delta County Sheriff’s Department, and Escanaba Public Safety.

Anyone with drug related tips or information is encouraged to contact UPSET at 906-228-1002 or upsetdrugs.com.


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