Recently, two Caseville Township men were bound over to circuit court after preliminary exams revealed sufficient evidence of their involvement in what police say was a heroin dealing ring. Jeff Hatch and Brandon Fabyan, both 31 years old, are to be arraigned on September 16. Hatch is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver; Fabyan is charged with distributing an imitation controlled substance, according to a news article at the Huron County View.
Two other men were also arrested in connection with the heroin dealing operation, 34-year-old Rollie Smith of Caseville, and 33-year-old Anthony Spencer of Bad Axe.
In June, two search warrants were executed which resulted in police recovering drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs, heroin, and almost $4,500 in cash. A lengthy investigation led to the arrests.
Deputy Ryan Swartz, lead investigator with the Huron County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement unit, testified that there was a ‘significant amount’ of heroin found in Hatch’s home, and that if sold by the tenth of a gram, would be valued at more than $10,000.
At the preliminary exam, a confidential informant who is reportedly a recovering addict desiring to eliminate the sale of drugs in the western upper Thumb area of Michigan, identified the four men as those who sold her drugs.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said that even though there are other dealers in the area who are trying to fill the void left by the arrests, he did not want county residents to be worried about being overrun by heroin addicts.
As of last news reports, Hatch was being held on a 10 % of $100,000 bond; Fabyan bonded out of jail on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
Michigan drug dealing attorneys know that those who are convicted on charges of heroin possession with intent will face serious and even life-changing consequences. Even if the amount of heroin involved in this case is less than 50 grams, Hatch could face fines of up to $25,000 and up to 20 years in jail.
If you have been arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or any Schedule 1 narcotic or drug, discuss your situation with a highly qualified and aggressive Michigan drug crimes lawyer immediately.