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Muskegon man arrested on federal drug, weapons charges

A Muskegon man is under arrest on federal drug and weapons charges, accused of what one agent called “peddling poison for profit"

35-year-old Orlando Easter of Muskegon faces federal indictments on one count of possession with intent to distribute drugs and two counts of felon in possession of firearms.

The indictment alleges Easter intended to sell cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA and methamphetamines kept at a home and storage unit.

Its also alleged he had seven firearms including two stolen handguns.

Easter could not legally possess firearms after a previous felony conviction.

Investigators also seized more than $100-thousand dollars in cash as well as two cars and jewelry they say were purchased with drug money.

U-S Attorney Mark Totten said, “Fatal drug poisonings caused by fentanyl are a significant threat to communities throughout Michigan” and that authorities “will employ every resource available to hold individuals… who peddle these poisons-for-profit accountable.”

The case was investigated by the West Michigan Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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