BARAGA, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Baraga County man is facing multiple drug charges after a yearlong investigation.
On May 11, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested 41-year-old Randy Owens for three counts of possession of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to deliver.
The Baraga County prosecutor formally charged Owens with six felony counts of delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance (cocaine) less than 50 grams.
During a traffic stop, police found over 40 grams of cocaine in one-gram baggies and illegal prescription pills in Owens’ vehicle.
After searching Owens’ residence, detectives seized more illegal prescription pills, two handguns, and several long guns.
Owens is in the Baraga County jail on a $250,000 cash surety bond. His next court appearance is a probable cause conference on May 23 in Baraga County District Court.
MSP Calumet Post troopers, Baraga County Sheriff’s Deputies, MSP Hometown Security Team, and MSP Negaunee Post K-9 assisted UPSET in the investigation.