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Cedar Springs Police get aid in drug raid

Mark McFadden

Mark McFadden

Timothy Slivick

Timothy Slivick

The Cedar Springs Police continued their war on drugs in the community last week when they raided an apartment on S. Seventh Street.
Working on tips called into them, the Cedar Springs Police Department used the expertise of the Michigan State Police Metropolitan Enforcement Team (MET) to conduct the raid that took place on November 17, at 3:10 p.m. Sgt. Kenny (MSP) headed the operation, with Cedar Springs officers Sgt. Ed Good and Nick Barbour assisting. Officers secured the scene without incident, temporarily taking into custody the four individuals who were inside.
Arrested and lodged in the Kent County Correctional Facility was Mark Justin McFadden, 22, of Cedar Springs. McFadden was arraigned on Thursday in 63rd District Court. He was charged with delivery/manufacturing of a controlled substance/marijuana, maintaining a drug house, and “supplemented” as a second subsequent offence.  Bond was set at $6,000.00 cash/surety and his preliminary court date was set for December 2nd at 3 p.m.
Also arrested was Timothy John Slivick, 53, of Cedar Springs. He is being charged with maintaining a drug house. His arraignment is scheduled to take place this morning (Wednesday) at 8:30 a.m.
Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent is thankful for the cooperation and partnership between the law enforcement agencies that makes these types of operations possible. “I appreciate larger agencies allowing their drug teams the time and manpower to work our cases,” remarked Parent.
He noted that the state’s MET team recently conducted a raid in September that resulted in two being arrested, and they are looking at more. “In law enforcement we know that eliminating one drug house does not clean up the city. There will be more arrests.”
Parent said that another area that is on target for them to work is the illegal sale of prescription medication. “We have a number of tips coming in and know there are methadone and other drugs being sold,” he explained. “And once again I thank those who provide tips to the police department. “

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