DURAND — The Mid-Michigan Area Group Narcotics Team (MAGNET) made two arrests for methamphetamine trafficking late Monday evening.

Lt. Michelle Taylor said MAGNET officers have been working on the investigation and conducting surveillance in the case for about one month.

“We obtained a search warrant for a residence on the 100 block of North Saginaw Street,” Taylor said.

She added MAGNET received intelligence that one of the suspects may have had a weapon in the residence, so MAGNET brought in the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team (EST) for assistance.

“A 35-year-old male suspect from Durand was seen leaving prior to the execution of the search warrant and taken into custody,” Taylor said.

Upon entering the residence, police found a 26-year-old woman from Flint and a 6-year-old child. Taylor said the woman was arrested for possession of meth and the child was turned over to other family members at the scene, after child protective services was notified of the arrest.

“Inside the residence we found evidence of meth trafficking, scales, packaging, paraphernalia, and a small quantity of meth, as well as ammunition and a bulletproof vest,” Taylor said.

Taylor added several cellphones were seized in the residence and the investigation is ongoing.

The 35-year-old male was arrested for delivery/manufacture of meth, and along with the 26-year-old woman, was lodged at the Shiawassee County jail. As of this morning, the two individuals have not yet been arraigned.

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