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Marijuana plants seized

Citizen tips regarding marijuana-related activity resulted in the confiscation of nearly 22 marijuana plants Wednesday in Lockport Township. A sheriff’s department media release stated members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 20000 block of M-86 regarding the manufacture of marijuana. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 22 marijuana ... Read More »

Woman suffers injuries after crash

A 20-year-old Three Rivers woman suffered minor injuries following a one-vehicle crash Tuesday in Nottawa Township. Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff Department were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. to Findley Road, west of Ironwood Drive, where a vehicle driven by Chelsea Gabbard had rolled over and came to rest against a tree. Gabbard told police she fell asleep at ... Read More »

Arrests made for meth

A search warrant was executed this week at a residence in the village of Centreville for methamphetamine. According to a sheriff’s department media release, members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were given a tip about a marijuana grow in the 300 block of West Main Street. Officers made contact Tuesday with residents at the address and executed ... Read More »

Michigan’s alcohol and drug abuse counseling

Coordinating how Michigan provides alcohol- and drug-abuse counseling throughout the state is now possible thanks to a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori. Public Act 249 requires the Michigan Department of Community Health to establish and maintain credentialing standards for the statewide substance use disorder service systems. The bill is a direct result of recommendations made by the Mental ... Read More »

Minor injuries after collision

A motorist suffered minor injuries after being involved in a collision with a freight train Monday. According to law-enforcement and rescue personnel, the driver of an SUV was on Cotherman Lake Road in Park Township when he failed to stop for a passing Grand Elk Railroad train. The SUV struck the side of a rail car and rolled onto its ... Read More »

Man critical after crash

A 71-year-old South Haven man was in critical condition after he was involved in a motorcycle accident last week in Marcellus Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jerry Hartsfield was driving his motorcycle north on M-40, where he lost control and the two-wheeler flipped over and into a ditch. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday near Dutch Settlement ... Read More »