News Release

Search Warrant leading to possesion of Meth, Cocaine and Marijuana

Nature of Incident:  Search Warrant,Possession of Meth,Possession of cocaine, Possession of marijuana

Incident #:   1982-18

Date & Time:  04/02/2018 at 11:30 P.M.

Location: 43000 Block of M-43, Waverly Township, Van Buren County


Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that on 04/02/2018 Deputies were sent to the area of 28th avenue and 44th street for a vehicle that had crashed in a ditch and the occupants had fled the area. After getting the vehicle information from the crash site deputies went to the registered owners address in the 43000 blk of M43. Deputies made contact at the residence and a male came to the door who appeared under the influence of narcotics. Deputies continued their investigation and noticed several items in the house related to narcotic use. A search warrant was obtained, and a large amount of suspected cocaine, suspected methamphetamine, and marijuana were located inside of the house. Deputies interviewed the occupants of the house and will forward the case to the Van Buren County prosecutor when the investigation is complete. If the public has any information that can assist the Sheriff’s Office in this case they are encouraged to call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Stoppers, or Silent Observer.

Investigating Deputy:  Sgt Casey Davis Deputy Erikson

Suspects:        1) A 20 year old male, from Paw Paw(Name withheld pending authorization of charges)               

                        2) A 20 year old female, from Paw Paw(Name withheld pending authorization of charges)

Charges:  Possession of cocaine. Possession of methamphetamine, Possession of marijuana

Supervisor Contact:  Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006 or the on-duty Road Patrol Sergeant at 269-657-3101.

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone.  To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon