27 lbs of crystal meth found in Michigan drug raid; two arrested

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Photo from Southwest Enforcement Team - Meth recovered 1/9/19

Law enforcement in Michigan say two people in a cross-country crystal meth smuggling scheme were caught with 27 pounds of crystal meth.

The Southwest Enforcement Team in southwest Michigan includes law enforcement throughout that area and the Michigan State Police. On Tuesday, the team learned a shipment of methamphetamine was on the way to Kalamazoo from California and Mexico.

Officers got a federal search warrant at a home in Kalamazoo and were able to intercept the 27 pounds of crystal meth.

A Kalamazoo man in his 50s and a California man were both arrested but their names were not released. Investigators say similar search warrants were executed in California and another 30 pounds of meth was found there.

The 57 pounds of drugs confiscated Tuesday is a small amount compared to what investigators say they've discovered in a six-month operation According to FOX 17, 400 pounds of methamphetamine had been trafficked from Mexico and California to Kalamazoo over the past two years.