Fourth suspect in UPSET bust charged
CRYSTAL FALLS—The fourth suspect in an Upper Peninsula Enforcement Team drug bust in Iron River on Sept. 19 has been charged in Iron County Trial Court.
Travis James Callum, 47, of Iron River was hit with three charges – one count of conspiracy to deliver less than 50 grams of mixture containing cocaine (a 20-year felony), one count of possession of a firearm by a felon (a five-year felony) and one count of maintaining a drug house (a two-year high court misdemeanor).
He was also given a habitual offender fourth offense notice. According to the felony complaint, Callum was convicted of multiple counts of burglary of a vehicle and burglary of habitation in Texas in 1993.
The habitual offender notice can increase the penalty for current crimes to life if the penalty for the primary offense is five years or longer.
Callum, along with previously charged suspects Stephen Ralph Linn of Iron River, BoMorris Dickie Reopelle of Gresham, Wis. and Jamie John Johnson, 29, of Shawano, Wis., was arrested after UPSET detectives executed a search warrant at 310 Blossom Street on Sept. 19. The felony complaints show that residence to be the address of both Linn and Callum.
According to UPSET, after a month-long investigation, detectives obtained information that resulted in a search warrant at the residence. Prior to executing the search warrant, detectives obtained information that the suspects were in possession of illegal narcotics and a loaded pistol.
Note: Do you have information about illegal drugs in the community? Contact UPSET at 906-228-1002 or leave an anonymous tip on its website at www.upsetdrugs.com.