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(7-17-19) On Tuesday 7-16-2019 members of the Southwest Enforcement Team, Michigan State Police, and Berrien County Sheriff Department conducted an arrest operation at 2107 South 11th St (Walmart) in the Township of Niles.

George L Harris (27) was arrested following a one month investigation into the distribution of heroin in the Niles Township, and the City of South Bend.  As a result of this operation SWET detectives seized approximately Fifty-four (54) grams of heroin.  During the operation, the suspect vehicle attempted to flee the area and struck a detectives car.  The driver Harris was then taken into custody after this car crash.

The second suspect Robert Williams (25) who was a passenger in the suspect’s car was also arrested during this operation.

During a search of the suspect’s car, detectives located 54 grams of heroin, several digital scales, a Glock pistol with a 50 round drum magazine, and other narcotics related items.

George Harris was lodged in Berrien County Jail on the following charges:

  1. Delivery of Heroin 2nd
  2. Possession with intent to deliver heroin  2nd over 50grams
  3. Felon in possession of a firearm
  4. Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony
  5. Destruction of police property
  6. Maintaining a drug vehicle

Robert Williams was lodged in Berrien County Jail on the following charges:

  1. Possession with intent to deliver heroin over 50grams
  2. Felon in possession of a firearm
  3. Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony
  4. Out of state warrant for armed robbery and parole absconder

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”

 

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