Pot delivery nabs alleged dealers
Published 2:59 pm Friday, November 26, 2010
Two men are charged with drug crimes after authorities set up controlled delivery of marijuana to a Lincoln Township residence Wednesday.
Officers of the Berrien County Sheriff Department’s Narcotics Unit and the Niles City Police Department were conducting an joint investigation into the delivery of marijuana to a residence in Lincoln Township via a parcel delivery company.
During this investigation, the officers then observed James Dossett and Lamarco Hawkins arrive at the residence and pick up the parcel containing the marijuana.
The Berrien County Sheriff Department’s Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the Lincoln Township Police Department and the St. Joseph Charter Township Police Department, then conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by James Dossett and Lamarco Hawkins after it departed from this residence. The traffic stop was effected on Maiden Lane near Cleveland Avenue.
During this traffic stop, the officers located and seized approximately $1,500 worth of marijuana and other evidence of illegal narcotic trafficking.
Under the State of Michigan’s Civil Forfeiture Law, the officers seized $3,264 in U.S. Currency, three cell phones and a 2006 Honda Coupe.
Dossett was arrested and lodged at the Berrien County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, 2nd offense, and maintaining a drug vehicle, 2nd offense, pending his arraignment in the Berrien County Trial Courts.
Hawkins was arrested and lodged at the Berrien County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, 2nd offense, and also on a parole violation detainer pending his arraignment in the Berrien County Trial Courts.