(1-10-20) On Wednesday 01/08/2020 SWET-West detectives along with members of Michigan State Police Fifth District Hometown Security Team (HST), Berrien County Sheriff’s Department and Watervliet Township Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in 3900 block of Jaquelyn Ln., Watervliet. Information of drug activity led detectives to the residence and upon executing the search warrant, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and a loaded firearm were located.

CHADWIC DANYAL MENKHAUS was arrested as a result of the investigation and lodged at the Berrien County jail.


  1. Possession of a firearm by a felon
  2. Possession of ammunition 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”