Methamphetamine Distribution group busted after Investigation in Chippewa County, Michigan


Trident (Tri-County Drug Enforcement Taskforce) Makes Multiple Arrests

Trident has been actively investigating a large group of people distributing Methamphetamine in and around Chippewa County Michigan, U.S.

The Chippewa Co Sheriff’s Office assisted the Detectives in Trident by making a traffic stop in the late morning hours of January 27, 2021.

The traffic stop occurred on Ashmun St. near 3 Mile Rd., in Sault Ste Marie Mi. The driver and only occupant of this vehicle was the below listed Sean Kirkland. Mr. Kirkland had 3 warrants for his arrest out of Chippewa County and he was driving on a suspended license.

TRIDENT then executed search warrants on the vehicle and the Kirkland residence.
Detectives found a substantial amount of Crystal Methamphetamine along with numerous different types of prescription narcotics, money and other evidence of distribution of narcotics.

ARRESTED: Sean Lee Kirkland, 51 yr old Sault Ste Marie, Michigan resident.

Mr. Kirkland was arraigned in the 91st Dist Court on 1-28-2021 for the following charges:

  • Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine. Felony
  • Possession Controlled substance, Oxycodone. Felony
  • Possession Controlled substance, Hydrocodone. Felony
  • Possession Controlled substance, Adderal. Felony
  • Possession Controlled substance. Felony
  • Possession Controlled substance. Felony
  • Habitual Offender 3rd Degree

A previous Methamphetamine investigation resulted in purchases of Methamphetamines’ from Mr. Tony Davis. Mr. Davis was found and also arrested on January 27, 2021.

ARRESTED: Tony Wade Davis, 33 yr old, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan resident.
Mr. Davis was arraigned in the 91st Dist court on 1-28-2021 for the following charges:

  • Delivery of Methamphetamine. Felony
  • Delivery of Methamphetamine. Felony
  • Using a Computer to commit a crime. Felony
  • Maintaining a Drug House. Felony
  • Child Abuse 4th Degree.
  • Habitual Offender 4th Degree.

While Detectives were executing the search warrant at the Kirkland residence a man arrived on scene. It was found that this man also had a Fail to Appear warrant for a Narcotics charge out of the 50th Circuit Court, Chippewa County.

Mr. Hutte was arrested and lodged in the Chippewa Co Correctional Facility.

ARRESTED: Daniel James Hutte, 46 yr old Sault Ste Marie, Michigan resident

All three suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Sault Ste Marie Police Dept, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Border Patrol also assisted in the investigation and search warrants on 1-27-2021.

The investigation into the Methamphetamine distribution in the Chippewa County area continues. Trident expects that there will be several more arrests.