4 corrections officers arrested on drug charges

Tim Bernhardt (upper left), Mike Frederick (upper right), Todd VanDoorne (lower left), Brian Tennant (lower right), all Kent County Corrections Officers are facing various drug charges (March 21, 2014).
Tim Bernhardt (upper left), Mike Frederick (upper right), Todd VanDoorne (lower left), Brian Tennant (lower right), all Kent County Corrections Officers are facing various drug charges (March 21, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Four Kent County Sheriff Department corrections officers have been arraigned on various drug charges.

On March 17, the United States Postal Service contacted authorities about a suspicious package. The Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (K.A.N.E.T.), a narcotic investigative team made up of investigators from East Grand Rapids Department of Public Safety, Walker Police Department, Grandville Police Department, and the Kent County Sheriff Department, started a narcotics investigation after examining the package.

The package, containing marijuana, led investigators to a suspect. Authorities say as the investigation evolved, they determined the suspects were making and/or in possession of large quantities of a marijuana product called ‘marijuana butter’.

Officials say four suspects in the case are Kent County Sheriff Department corrections officers. They are:

  • Corrections Sergeant Tim Bernhardt, a 22-year veteran. He has been charged with Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana and Conspiracy to Deliver/Manufacture a Controlled Substance.

    Tim Bernhardt (March 21, 2014).
    Tim Bernhardt (March 21, 2014).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Corrections Officer Mike Frederick, a 24-year veteran. He has been charged with Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Mike Frederick (March 21, 2014).

 

  • Corrections Officer Todd VanDoorne, a 22-year veteran. He has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Drug House.
Todd VanDoorne (March 21, 2014).
Todd VanDoorne (March 21, 2014).
  • Corrections Officer Brian Tennant, a 20-year veteran. He has been charged with Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Brian Tennant (March 21, 2014).
Brian Tennant (March 21, 2014).

The suspects, arraigned Friday in front of Judge Servaas, had their bonds set at $2,000.00 each. All four men are currently on administrative leave.

The Kent County Sheriff Department says they are currently conducting an internal affairs investigation.

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