Reed City man facing numerous drug charges

REED CITY — A Reed City man was arrested on various drug charges after a three-month-long investigation by a Michigan drug team.

The 44-year-old man was arrested on several drug-related charges including three counts of delivery of marijuana, three counts of using a computer to commit a crime, three counts of maintaining a drug house, one count of manufacturing marijuana – over 20 plants and one count of felony firearm.

The arrest stems from an investigation by the Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT). The team obtained and executed a search warrant at a home in Reed City, which uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation at the residence.

TNT detectives seized 21 marijuana plants, processed marijuana packaged for sale, a firearm and several items believed to be affiliated with narcotics trafficking, according to a news release.

The investigation also revealed the suspect was selling marijuana to high school students in Reed City.

“The part involving the high school students is a small part of the entire thing,” said Detective Lt. Daniel King, TNT commander. “We just recently learned students were possibly purchasing marijuana from this gentleman. We had no indication of that when we began the investigation.”

The Traverse Narcotics Team was assisted in the investigation by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police – Mount Pleasant Post.

The man’s name is not being released because he has yet to be arraigned in Osceola County’s 77th District Court.