Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids Police say it's the largest cocaine bust in the city's history. They seized six kilos of cocaine, with a street value of more than $800,000.
This drug bust is the result of nearly a year long investigation by Grand Rapids Police. They arrested three men on Friday, October 21, 2005 at a house on Orchard View. Thirty-two year old Chauncey Xavier Edwards lives at the house. Police say officers watched more than 70 different vehicles, and many different people go into that house over the last eleven months.
When police entered the house Friday with a search warrant, they also found and arrested 22 year old Jeffery Darnell Johnson and 32 year old Marvin Anthony Bolton on drug charges.
In the house, police seized more than six kilograms of powder cocaine. They also found a semi automatic pistol and about 10-thousand dollars in cash. Police also found another gun in a vehicle belonging to one of the men.
Police hope this drug bust sends a message, and makes a difference. Lt. Richard Nawrocki says, “I believe it should slow down the availability of cocaine in powder and crack form in Grand Rapids for some period of time."
Police seized a boat that is worth about 70-thousand dollars. They also seized four vehicles they think are related to the drug bust.
The three men arrested are out of jail on bond, awaiting court dates. Police say the investigation is continuing.