Four arrested in Berrien for drugs

Published 2:53 pm Friday, January 13, 2006

By Staff
ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit, assisted by the Berrien County Sheriff's Road Patrol and Benton Harbor Police Department, on Wednesday served a search warrant for narcotics at 341 Pipestone, Apt. 4, Benton Harbor, that resulted in four arrests. The search warrant resulted from a week-long investigation by the Narcotics Unit and Benton Harbor Police Department after citizen complaints about drug sales from the address, Lt. Keith Hafe said.
The door to the apartment was standing open when officers arrived. Three suspects were arrested inside the apartment. The Sheriff's Office identified those arrested as:
Terry DeYoung Self, 25, of 341 Pipestone, Apt. 4, Benton Harbor, charged with: possession of crack with intent to deliver, second offense; possession of marijuana, second offense; maintaining a drug house, second offense; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
Deandre Isiah Swanson, 25, of 1135 Bishop, Benton Harbor, charged with: possession of crack with intent to deliver; a warrant for domestic violence; and a warrant for a traffic offense.
Brandon Dewayne Jordan, 26, of 3436 Richard Ave., Grove City, Ohio, charged with: possession of crack with intent to deliver, second offense.
A fourth suspect, Daniel Junior Brown, 29, of 2020 Ravenwood, Dayton, Ohio, had just left the apartment and was arrested exiting the rear of the building on two charges, possession of marijuana, second offense, and a bench warrant.
All four suspects were lodged in the Berrien County Jail pending arraignment.
Six children, ages 1 to 16, were in the apartment. They were turned over to a family member.
Officers seized two packages of crack cocaine from the living room totaling more than 10 grams (street value $1,000). One suspect flushed another package containing 15 rocks of crack cocaine packaged for sale (street value $300) down the toilet, but an officer was able to snatch the package from the flushing toilet before it disappeared.
A loaded 12-gauge, sawed-off shotgun was seized from a bedroom. Officers also confiscated marijuana, packaging material and other drug evidence from the apartment. Officers seized $228 cash and four cell phones under civil forfeiture.