5 suspects arrested in 3-county drug sweep

October 22, 2015

SSCENTWEST MICHIGAN — Five people were arrested Wednesday, Oct. 21, on warrants following investigations handled by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) detectives in unrelated cases in Oceana, Mason and Manistee counties, according to a SSCENT press release.

– Tommy Watts, 33, of Muskegon was arrested on a two-count felony warrant at the Muskegon County Jail. Watts was serving time in Muskegon on an unrelated charge. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office lodged Watts in the Oceana County Jail. He was arraigned in the 78th District Court of Hart on two counts of delivery of cocaine. His bond was set at $25,000/10 percent. Delivery of cocaine is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

– Eric William Carroll, 31, of Scottville was arrested on one count possession of methadone and one count of possession of a substance containing amphetamine. Both charges are felonies punishable by up to eight years in prison. Carroll was lodged in the Mason County Jail by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

– Jeffery Anthony Kapala, 29, of Scottville, was arrested on one count of possession of methadone and one count of possession of a substance containing amphetamine. Kapala was lodged in the Mason County Jail by MCSO deputies.

– A 30-year-old Manistee woman was arrested on one count possession of cocaine. She was lodged in the Manistee County Jail and posted a $25,000/10 percent bond. Her arraignment date is unknown. Possession of cocaine is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.  

– A 66-year-old Manistee man was arrested on one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of marijuana. He was arrested by members of the Michigan State Police – Seventh District Fugitive team and lodged in the Manistee County Jail. His bond has been set a $25,000/10 percent. He has not been arraigned.

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana and Lake counties. If you have information about drug activity in your area, SSCENT asks that you call (800) 994-8477 or contact your local police department.

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