Man, Woman Arraigned On Crystal Meth Charges In Northern Michigan

The two were busted in a small town south of Traverse City.

WWJ News
February 16, 2020 - 5:57 pm

GRAWN, Mich. (WWJ) -- Two people are behind bars after a drug bust in northern Michigan last week.

Detectives with the Traverse Narcotics Team conducted a joint investigation with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Officer Interdiction team on Feb. 12 after receiving tips about a man selling crystal methamphetamine in Grawn, a small town just south of Traverse City along US-31.

Authorities conducted surveillance and used undercover techniques in order to obtain a search warrant, which they used to seize about 60 grams of meth and Xanax bars, according to a report from WDIV.

Charles Culbertson, 42, was arrested during the raid and was taken to the Grand Traverse County Jail, facing charges of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with the intent to deliver synthetic narcotics, a concealed weapons violation, maintaining a drug house and resisting a police office. The Grawn man was arraigned Saturday in Traverse City.

Police also arrested a woman who lives at the same home and returned during the search warrant. 36-year-old Nicole Shamblin was held in Grand Traverse Couty for possession of crystal meth and violating probation. She was on probation for previous methamphetamine charges. Shamblin was also arraigned on Saturday.

Child Protective Services was also reportedly contacted following the search because an underage person was found at the home. It was unclear how old that person is.