$56,000 In Crystal Meth Seized By DTF

An attempted traffic stop Wednesday led to a chase and the execution of a search warrant by the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.  According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the DTF was conducting an investigation into the sales of crystal methamphetamine in the Port Huron area.  The investigation led to members of the DTF and the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol attempting a traffic stop on a Dodge Ram pickup in the area of Wadhams Road and I-94 at about 11:30 Wednesday night.  Instead of stopping, the driver of the pickup rammed a patrol vehicle and an unmarked DTF vehicle.  Sheriff Deputies pursued the vehicle, watching as items were being thrown of the truck.  The suspect pulled into his residence in the 5000 block of Ravenswood Road in Kimball Township.  The suspect driver, a 27 year old Kimball Township man and his passenger, a 22 year old woman from Port Huron, were immediately taken into custody and lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center.  Members of the Drug Task Force and the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team then executed a search warrant at the residence.  Four people were found inside the home.  Two were released, while a 40 year old Kimball Township man and 40 year old Kimball Township woman were arrested and taken to the IDC.  During the search of the home, crystal methamphetamine was located and seized, along with an AR-15 rifle, 2 shotguns, 2 handguns, a large amount of cash and several vehicles.  On Thursday, members of the Drug Task Force walked the area where they had chased the suspects.  During the search of the area, more crystal meth was located.  In total, more than $56-thousand worth of crystal meth was seized by the DTF.  The suspects face a multitude of charges including possession with intent to deliver crystal methamphetamine, fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, destruction of police property, maintaining a drug house, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and habitual offender.  K-9 Units from the St. Clair County and Sanilac County Sheriff’s Offices, U.S. Border Patrol and Marine City Police Department also assisted in the investigation.