October 22, 2014

Three suspects arrested in narcotics sting

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LINCOLN TOWNSHIP — Three suspects have been arrested as a result of a narcotics sting in Lincoln Township.

The suspects, all from Saginaw, were arraigned Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Deonte Quinn, 23, was arraigned on felony delivery of cocaine less than 50 grams, which carries a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and 38-year-old Derwin Andrews was arraigned on a second offense of felony delivery of cocaine less than 50 grams, an offense which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. His mother, Deidra Andrews, 57, was arraigned on her second offense of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

“This is an arrest that you can’t make with traditional route patrol,” said Donald McIntyre, Arenac County undersheriff.

He said that all three suspects were taken to jail without incident.

“We have been seeing a lot of our narcotics situations coming from Saginaw,” he said. “This arrest was the result of an ongoing drug investigation.”

He added that the county has been seeing an increase in narcotics in the area as well as a rise in the number of overdoses.

McIntyre said the arrest could not have been made without the help of a two-year grant that allows Arenac County to use a sting narcotics team based in West Branch. He said the team has been helping with a number of sting situations in the county.

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