TRIDENT strikes again taking another local drug dealer off the streets

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, TRIENT seized 1-ounce of Crystal Methamphetamine, which has a street value of approximately $5,000.
 
The culprit, Harold Wayne Kinney of Sault Ste Marie, was arrested on the following array of charges:

  • Delivery of Methamphetamine
  • Delivery of Methamphetamine
  • Delivery of Methamphetamine
  • Delivery of Methamphetamine
  • Delivery of Heroin
  • Possess with intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
  • Possess with intent to Deliver Heroin
  • 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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