(4-23-19) On Wednesday 4/17/19, SWET- WEST detectives along with Berrien County TRU Team, and Berrien County Sheriff Department executed a search warrant for illegal narcotics at 258 Cornelia in Benton Township. This search warrant was the result of a month long investigation into the sale of Heroin and Fentanyl. SWET-WEST detectives seized distribution amounts of heroin/fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, ammo, and other narcotics related items from the property.
Javarick Randolph (26) was arrested and arraigned in Berrien 5th District court on the following charges.
- Delivery Narc – Heroin/Fentanyl 5 counts
- Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
- Possession of ammo by a felon.
The Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) is comprised of sworn law enforcement personnel from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Allegan Police Department, Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Covert Township Police Department, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo Township Police Department, Michigan State Police, South Haven Police Department, Saint Joseph County Sheriff’s Office, and Sturgis Police Department.
SWET is funded in part by the Michigan HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, Byrne JAG grant.
“This project was supported by Byrne JAG grant #2013-MU-BX0051 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and administered by the Michigan State Police (MSP). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the MSP or DOJ”