CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Lower Michigan man is dead and another faces multiple charges after an ongoing drug investigation in Chippewa County.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office said TRIDENT detectives (Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team) conducted a controlled buy from Nathan Scott Chambers of Bay City. Deputies say he travelled to Chippewa County to sell drugs there.
After the transaction, Chambers’ vehicle was pulled over. He and his passenger, a 22-year-old man from Sterling, were arrested.
The sheriff’s office said deputies were unaware at the time that Chambers and the other suspect had each ingested a bag of narcotics prior to being pulled over.
When they arrived at the jail, the Sterling man began to have a medical emergency. Life-saving measures were administered, and EMS were called in to assist, but the suspect died.
An autopsy report shows he died of acute methamphetamine toxicity.
Chambers is charged with delivery of methamphetamine, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, and delivery of methamphetamine causing death.
He was arraigned in 91st district court. His bond was set at $500,000 with conditions, including monitoring with a GPS tether.
The Michigan Sheriff’s Association Mission Team assisted Chippewa County Sheriff’s Detectives in this investigation.