Yesterday the UPSET West team arrested two Detroit residents for delivery of heroin. Detectives arrested 33 year old, Kellen Werdlow, and, 28 year old, Johnathon Knuckles, after a one month investigation into the two bringing the narcotic to Houghton County in large quantities for several months. Detectives got wind that the two were traveling to the area on May 12th.
A traffic stop was conducted by officers near Atlantic Mine after the suspects left a residence in the area. UPSET executed a warrant at the residence at the same time of the traffic stop, seizing 7 grams of heroin in the home. Initial testing indicates the presence of Fentanyl in the drugs. During the search of the vehicle, troopers recovered approximately 3,800 dollars in cash, and drug paraphernalia. UPSET was assisted by MSP Hometown Security and Houghton County Sheriff.
Both Werdlow and Knuckles were arraigned in 97th District Court, with bond set over 100,000 dollars. Both are charged with delivery of a controlled substance being less than 50 grams. Both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 3rd.