Five arrested on drug charges in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Five people were arrested Monday in Escanaba on charges related to the use and distribution of crystal meth and prescription drugs, according to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.

After a six-month-long investigation that spanned throughout Delta, Menominee and Dickinson counties plus parts of Wisconsin, UPSET detectives and Escanaba Public Safety arrested 34-year-old Travis Anderson of Escanaba and his associates.

The Delta County Prosecutor’s Office had issued numerous drug-related felony warrants for Anderson in November. The warrants were the result of multiple UPSET cases involving Anderson’s alleged distribution of drugs.

On Dec. 9, UPSET identified a residence in Escanaba that appeared to be distributing methamphetamine and was believed to be sheltering Anderson. During a warranted search of the residence, law enforcement seized methamphetamine, prescription drugs, scales, electronic devices and U.S. currency.

All arrested were in the Delta County Jail and subsequently arraigned in the 94th District Court on Tuesday. They include —

— Anderson: Conspiracy to deliver meth, delivery of meth, delivery of controlled substance-schedule 4;

— Michael Bumstead, 19, of Gladstone: Possession of meth, bond violation;

— April Harrison, 27, of Escanaba: Possession of meth, maintaining a drug house, contraband into correctional facility;

— Mackenzie Dedominicis, 17, of Rapid River: Possession of meth;

— Joshua Tellefsen, 36, of Escanaba: Bond violation.

Additional suspects have been identified and other related arrests and charges are pending.

UPSET was assisted by Michigan State Police at the Gladstone Post, Escanaba Department of Public Safety, Delta County Sheriff’s Department and the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office.


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