Police Find Stolen Property, Drugs at Jackson County Home

By: Meaghan M. Norman Email
By: Meaghan M. Norman Email

A home on Munith Road in Leoni Township has been the subject of a police search since early Wednesday afternoon.

Jackson County Sheriff's deputies say narcotics and stolen property have been found, but won't confirm much more. They are working alongside Ingham County, Blackman Township and State Police in a joint task force effort.

Witnesses tell News Ten they've watched as heavy machinery was brought in to dig a series of holes on the property.

Harley Davidson motorcycles, boats, office supplies and heavy farm equipment was seized from the home.

"We're looking for property from break-ins property such as guns, also lawn equipment, tools and a lot of things that are more negotiable and easily sold -- easily pawned. We located a large quantity of this property," said Jackson County Police Captain Steven Rand.

Police were seen digging in the backyard, cataloging evidence, checking serial numbers, making multiple trips around the property and across the street, where other allegedly stolen property was found.

Neighbors are surprised to see any police activity in this relatively quiet neighborhood.

"First time I heard of anything like that going on around here. Nowadays you never know," said Mike Holt.

But Holt does admit that he's heard of break-ins happening in the area.

"We have a few people, one across the street got something stolen from him but I wouldn't say anything major," said Holt.

It was definitely a major search and seizure project happening on Munith Street and police say it is far from over.

"We can't even begin to say where this is going to lead," said Capt. Rand.

There is a joint press conference with Ingham County Sheriff's deputies will take place Friday morning to announce further details.


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