3 arrested after Kalamazoo narcotics bust

The drugs and guns police said they confiscated in a bust in Kalamazoo. (Nov. 10. 2015)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo authorities say they arrested three people when they broke up a drug deal and found “large amounts” of drugs during a Tuesday bust.

The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team started investigating a residence in the 100 block of W. Dutton Street near Burdick Street after citizens tipped them off about drug dealing there.

As they arrived, they interrupted two men who were in the middle of a “large-scale crack cocaine transaction,” according to a release. Both were arrested.

Officers then searched the home and found “large amounts” of crack cocaine, power cocaine, heroin and crystal methamphetamine, as well as four stolen handguns.

As a result, three men face charges:

  • A 33-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for delivery of crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, being a felony in possession of a firearm and felony firearms.
  • A 41-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
  • A 39-year-old Nevada man was arrested for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

KVET thanked citizens for the tips that led to the bust and urged anyone else with information about illegal drug or weapons activity to come forward. Anyone who has a tip can call KVET at 269.337.8880 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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