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UPSET Conducts Drug Bust In Houghton County

UPSET has conducted another drug bust in Houghton County.

Detectives have arrested three people in conjunction with the distribution of prescription drug Suboxone.

Benjamin Rippey, 30 y/o from Laurium, was arrested and charged with two counts of  Delivery of Suboxone.

Eugina Rippey, 55 y/o from Laurium was charged with three counts of Delivery of Suboxone and Angellina Shelp, 44 y/o also from Laurium, was charged with four counts of Delivery of Suboxone.

Each count carries up to seven years in prison, along with a $10,000 fine.

The investigation took two months to complete, and the suspects were arraigned in the 97th District Court, and released on bond.

Over the past year, UPSET has arrested 11 people in Houghton County, on Suboxone related charges. 

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