Authorities: Illegal prescription drug ring dismantled
Sault Ste. Marie — Authorities say they’ve dismantled an illegal prescription drug ring in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on Tuesday arrested six people in Chippewa County for illegal distribution of prescription medication and marijuana. Charges include maintaining a drug house and felony distribution of prescription pills and marijuana.
Investigators say a 68-year-old woman who was arrested was a major area supplier of illegal drugs. Others involved range in age from 28 to 56.
A search of a home in Sault Ste. Marie netted evidence and pointed investigators to more than $12,000 in illegal drug proceeds in bank accounts. More than $750 in cash also was seized.
All six suspects were held at the Chippewa County Jail. Names weren’t immediately released. The investigation is ongoing into the case.