Bomb, guns, drugs seized by MSP troopers in Northern Michigan – Huron Daily Tribune

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A drug deal resulted in the arrest of a Michigan man on several charges.
A drug deal resulted in the arrest of a Michigan man on several charges.
A drug deal resulted in the arrest of a Michigan man on several charges.
A drug deal resulted in the arrest of a Michigan man on several charges.
White powdery substance, suboxone strips and a homemade explosive device are some of the items found on a Buckley man now facing charges.
According to the Michigan State Police, troopers observed what was believed to be a drug deal between two vehicles Sept. 28. As one of the vehicles left the scene, troopers identified Vincent Patrick Kelly, as a passenger in one of the vehicles. Kelly, 33, of Buckley, was a known absconder on felony probation and had a warrant out for his arrest.
“Kelly was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant,” an MSP press release reads. “When troopers searched him they found empty baggies containing traces of a white powdery substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, along with suboxone strips, a small blue staw, and a homemade explosive device with a fuse.”
Later, after the truck was taken to the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office evidence garage, a warranted search also located a 9 mm handgun, ammunition, and brass knuckles in the area where Kelly was seated. In the bed of the truck, investigators found a short barrel shotgun.
The driver of the truck, a 34-year-old Traverse City man, and two other occupants were interviewed and later released.
Kelly was lodged in the Grand Traverse County Jail. He was later arraigned in the 86th District Court on one count of delivery/manufacture of meth, one count of felony firearms, and one count of possession of a short-barreled shotgun. Kelly was given a $10,000/10% cash surety bond.
The MSP Bomb Squad took the explosive device to a safe location and detonated it.
According to the release more charges are expected to be authorized by the prosecutor’s office, and the case remains under investigation.
Scott Nunn is the audience development editor for the Hearst Midwest Community.
Scott previously was the assistant editor at the Huron Daily Tribune.
Prior to becoming a journalist, he was in graphic design, advertising sales, wholesale lumber and was even a pizza and short order cook. While he attended college for a couple stints, Scott attributes most of the skills he has acquired to his thirst for knowledge, excellent family and a history of wonderful mentors.
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