Local man arrested on several drug charges

Detectives from Trident have been investigating an individual selling Crystal Methamphetamine and Heroin within Chippewa County and the City of Sault Ste. Marie. During the investigation, several purchases of Crystal Methamphetamine and Heroin were made. Detectives received information that the individual drove to lower Michigan to bring back another load of narcotics for sale.

In the morning hours of June 24th, 2021, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office pulled a vehicle over and seized approximately 3.5 grams of Heroin, that was located on the driver. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and at the suspects residence. Subsequently, Trident seized 1-ounce of Crystal Methamphetamine, which has a street value of approximately $5,000.


Harold Wayne Kinney, resident of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.


Harold Wayne Kinney

1- Delivery of Methamphetamine
2- Delivery of Methamphetamine
3- Delivery of Methamphetamine
4- Delivery of Methamphetamine
5- Delivery of Heroin
6- Possess with intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
7- Possess with intent to Deliver Heroin
8- Driving while license Suspended

On June 25th, 2021, Kinney was arraigned in the 91st District Court. Kinney is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are anticipated.

During this investigation, Trident was assisted by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Sault Ste. Marie Police Department.

Trident is a multi-agency narcotics task force, comprised of the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Sault Tribe Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Sault Ste. Marie Police Department. Trident covers Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties.

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