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Crack and cocaine operation found in house with four young kids

Calhoun County Sheriff Cruiser 02212021
Posted at 6:04 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 06:04:57-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — In the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement found four children under 8 in a house with a drug operation in Battle Creek.

The search of the residence resulted after weeks of undercover work, and when a special team raided an apartment in the 100 block of West Street, not far from Battle Creek Central High School, they found powder cocaine, crack cocaine, scales, packaging material, a loaded gun, a stun gun, body armor, and four children under the age of 8.

Child Protective Services was notified, and a 28-year-old Battle Creek man was arrested on various drug and firearms charges.

The Southwest Enforcement Team conducted the operation. It is comprised of personnel from sheriff’s offices in Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Allegan, Berrien, and St. Joseph counties, plus police departments in Kalamazoo and Covert townships, and the cities of Hastings and South Haven, and Michigan State Police.