27 pounds of drugs seized, 2 arrests in Kzoo bust

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Two men are facing federal charges after a drug bust in the Kalamazoo area that netted 27 pounds of  methamphetamine.

The Southwest Enforcement Team said over about six months, local, state and federal detectives determined a drug trafficking ring based in California had shipped more than 400 pounds of meth to Kalamazoo.

Tuesday, SWET moved in on the drug traffickers, intercepting a Kalamazoo-bound vehicle they say had 27 pounds of ICE meth hidden inside. Detectives also searched a home in the 400 block of Reed Street in Kalamazoo and took two men into custody — one from Kalamazoo, and the other from California, both in their 50s.

At  the same time as the arrests, federal and state officers searched California properties, recovering about 30 more pounds of ICE meth.

SWET is withholding the suspects’ names until they are arraigned on federal charges in Grand Rapids Wednesday afternoon.

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