DTF Seizes $25,000 in Meth After Suspect Flees

Port Huron, MI — The St. Clair County Drug Task Force seized narcotics valued at over $25,000 in an investigation that concluded during the early morning hours of Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Mat King, the DTF conducted an investigation into the sales of narcotics in the Port Huron area.  The suspect, a 34 year old man from Port Huron was located driving a pickup truck in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn on Hancock Street at about 12:30 a.m.  When members of the Drug Task Force attempted to make contact with the suspect, he fled in the truck, ramming several vehicles in the parking lot.  The suspect then drove through a chain link fence out to I-94, where he got stuck in the median.  The man then fled on foot before being apprehended by the DTF.  Once he was taken into custody, members of the Drug Task Force searched his vehicle, where they located and seized $24,800 worth of crystal methamphetamine, $400 worth of analogues, over $9500 in cash and a handgun.

The suspect is lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center, where he is expected to face charges including possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of analogues, possession of a firearm in commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a felon, resist and obstruct police and malicious destruction of property.

The suspect also had an outstanding felony warrant out of St. Clair County for narcotics.

Submitted by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office