Michigan Meth Ring Busted, 18 Charged In Year Long Investigation
18 people have now been charged after a year-long investigation into a multi-state drug ring.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan says that 12 search warrants overall were executed in Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, and in Phoenix, Arizona, in a collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement. Authorities say that the ring was in charge of a scheme to distribute and sell meth in west Michigan, and nearly 17 pounds of meth and five firearms have been seized as a result.
In at least one case, law enforcement managed to seize packages of drugs that were being sent in the mail system to be distributed in Michigan.
The following individuals are being charged:
- Raymond Demetrius Stovall, 28, of Benton Harbor
- Richard Lee James Jr., 27, of Benton Harbor
- Kentrell Terome Dunn, 32, of Phoenix, Arizona
- David Richard Uminn, 34, of Kalamazoo
- Andrew Peter Bagley, 29, of Kalamazoo
- Robert Bruce Armstrong, 64, of Kalamazoo
- Kandy Kay Kirby, 46, of Kalamazoo
- Eshawn Jamier Whiteside, 20, of Kalamazoo
- Aaron Earl Rimpson, 27, of Kalamazoo
- DeMichael Mishaun Horn, 19, of Benton Harbor
- Michael Dewayne Horn, 19, of Benton Harbor
- Scotty Deandre-Marcus Campbell, 26, of Benton Harbor
- Ronald Eugene Goodloe Jr., 29, of Benton Harbor
- Richard Farmer Sr., 43, of Atlanta, Georgia
- Daisy Laverne Dyer, 42, of Benton Harbor
- Michael John Marcon, 32, of Kalamazoo
- Ronnie Deval Smith, Jr., 24, of Kalamazoo
- Tremain Lamar Braxton, 30, of Benton Harbor
Authorities say they are still looking for Scotty Deandre-Marcus Campbell of Benton Harbor, and they ask for the public's help in locating him.
This case is a collaborative investigation between many agencies, including the FBI, DEA, the US Postal Inspection Service, the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, and the Southwest Enforcement Team.