Police arrest three suspects in drug bust


House at 405 W. Chicago Blvd. where three arrests were made on December 11. Photo by Jim Lincoln.

A large-scale drug operation was busted in an early morning raid on Tuesday, Dec. 11, that netted significant quantities of narcotics, including pure cocaine that Prosecutor Burke Castleberry said “you don’t see very often” in Lenawee County.

The raid was conducted by the Livonia Police Department after an investigation led them to a two-story home at 405 W. Chicago Blvd. in the heart of the city’s historic district.

Owner of the residence, 26-year-old Jesse G. Sullins, was arrested on felony charges for the delivery and manufacture of cocaine, ecstasy, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, tramadol, amphetamines and steroids.

Sullins is currently held at the Lenawee County Jail on two bonds totalling $1.2 million for the delivery and manufacture of narcotics, maintaining a drug house and felony firearm charge. Sullins waived a preliminary exam on Monday and will be arraigned on Thursday, Dec. 26.

Two other suspects were arrested during the bust. They were Shelby L. Grech, 19, of Tecumseh, and Hailey J. Samaras, 19, of Mukilteo, Wash. Both women were arrested on felony drug charges, while Samaras was charged additionally for a felony firearm violation.

Bonds for Grech and Samara, who remain lodged at the Lenawee County Jail, were set at $800,000 and $900,000, respectively. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m.

The case is likely connected with a drug network that extends beyond Michigan, according to  Capt. Ronald Taig of the Livonia Police Department.


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