Iron River man arrested in heroin, meth bust

IRON RIVER — A 36-year-old Iron River man was arrested Tuesday after a several-month-long investigation into methamphetamine and heroin sales in the Iron River area, according to an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team news release.

UPSET officials did not identify the man, noting he hasn’t yet been arraigned in court. That will happen Sept. 25, Iron County Trial Court officials said this morning.

UPSET detectives served a search warrant Tuesday at a location in Bates Township, leading to the seizure of crystal meth, a suspected drug cutting agent, digital scales, suspected steroids and suspected prescription pills, according to the release.

The man was brought to the Iron County Jail on two counts of delivery of meth, delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver meth and maintaining a drug house, the release states.

The investigation continues, and additional arrests are possible, UPSET officials said.

Michigan State Police troopers, the MSP 8th District Hometown Security Team and Iron County Sheriff’s Department deputies assisted UPSET.