Five arrested in drug sweep on Menominee reservation

NEW Media Staff

Charges were pending against five people after a drug bust May 17 on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

According to a news release posted on social media by the Menominee Tribal Police Department, three simultaneous search warrants were executed in the villages of Keshena and Neopit and the Southeast Bass Lake region.

The warrants were issued after an ongoing investigation identified several suspects as coordinating efforts to sell illegal drugs throughout the reservation, the release said.

As a result of the warrants, five adults were arrested and booked into the Menominee Tribal Detention Facility. Illicit drugs and evidence of illicit drug sales were located during the search.

Several young children were located at each of the locations and referred to Menominee Tribal Family Service Workers. Charges are being forwarded to the Menominee Tribal Prosecutor’s Office pending the continued investigation.

The news release said tribal police were assisted during the execution of the warrants: Menominee Tribal Conservation Department, Menominee Tribal Rescue, Menominee Tribal Family Services and the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office.