Michigan investigators say that it was not the first time they had visited a particular residence where they recently executed a search warrant. Detectives were reportedly dispatched to the same location in Sept. 2021. Suspicion of illegal drug activity is said to have prompted both visits.
The most recent search of the Hillsdale County residence occurred on March 10, 2022. Investigators entered and searched the premises, apparently seizing numerous items. Detectives claim to have found pills, heroin and methamphetamine, which they say was packaged as though it was about to be delivered.
Police took one person into custody
The person who was arrested following the search is now facing drug charges. These charges include felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Similar charges have been filed regarding heroin and analogues that investigators say they removed from the residence.
Laboratory testing required to confirm substances
Investigators may see a substance in a person’s home and suspect that it is an illegal drug. To convict someone of a drug crime, however, such suspicions must be confirmed through laboratory testing. If police show up at a private residence without a search warrant, the person who answers the door does not have to let them enter the home, although there are several exceptions to this rule. A defendant facing drug charges in Michigan may want to meet with an experienced criminal law attorney before being subjected to interrogation or appearing in court.