Police: 2 from Detroit area sold fentanyl in Traverse City

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A 29-year-old Warren man and a 30-year-old Detroit man were arrested Wednesday in Traverse City for allegedly selling fentanyl, officials said.

Michigan State Police said in a statement that undercover troopers arranged to buy the narcotic from the 29-year-old man.

Authorities said he and an accomplice traveled to Grand Traverse County to meet with an undercover officer posing as a drug buyer. During the meeting, the suspect delivered 30 grams of a substance suspected to be fentanyl to police. Immediately after the exchange, uniformed troopers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect's vehicle. 

Troopers arrested the suspect and his accomplice, a 30-year-old Detroit man. Both men are awaiting arraignment in the county jail. A third person who was in the vehicle was released from the scene, officials said.

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