KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers served six drug search warrants in two days as part of a summer initiative to improve quality of life in the city's neighborhoods on the north side.
The search warrants were executed on Tuesday and Wednesday by the department's Community Outreach and Problem Solving Division and The Kalamazoo Metro Special Weapons and Tactics team.
Search warrants were executed on homes in the 600 block of Florence Street, the 500 block of Ada Street, the 700 and 1000 blocks of Cobb Avenue and the 500 block of Elizabeth Street.
During the initiative, three men were arrested for drug possession and police confiscated more than 11 lbs. of marijuana, $4,200 of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine and a bulletproof vest.
The arrests included those of Theodore Thompson, 25, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute both heroin and marijuana and maintaining a drug house.
Thompson is being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.
Two brothers, 31-year-old Tremayne Williams and 29-year-old Darrius Williams, were also arrested. Both were charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, and Darrius Williams was also charged with marijuana delivery.
The initiative began on April 22 in an effort to reduce blight on the north side of Kalamazoo. In addition to cracking down on drug activity, volunteers cleaned up trash and city workers addressed more than 60 blighted homes and 17 junk autos.
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