For Immediate Release
Muskegon Man Sentenced to 100 Months for Drug Trafficking
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Mark Totten today announced that U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker sentenced Jemarion Trevon Flowers to 100 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl.
“Disrupting drug trafficking rings and ridding our streets of illegal drugs is a priority for my office,” said U.S. Attorney Totten. “I applaud our federal, state, local, and multi-jurisdictional teams for their work investigating these types of crimes and helping keep our communities safe.”
Flowers sold half-pound to pound quantities of methamphetamine and lesser quantities of fentanyl to an undercover police officer on four separate occasions between November 2022 and January 2023. The undercover officer posed as a downstream dealer that was sourcing the Traverse City and surrounding areas. In the midst of the investigation, on December 6, 2022, the Muskegon Police Department arrested Flowers while responding to a shots-fired incident. Police found Flowers in a vehicle near the shots-fired incident in possession of a loaded, stolen Glock pistol with an extended magazine and quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine. The court held Flowers responsible for possessing the firearm during drug trafficking when sentencing him.
“The Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) focuses on those individuals who travel to our area and deal drugs to members of our communities. These dealers prey on addicts in our community,” said TNT D/Sgt. Olivia Whetstone. “We make it a mission to seek prosecution on the dealers to keep our residents safe and to thwart the fentanyl epidemic that is ongoing in our country. This case is an excellent example of state, federal, and local agencies working together to present a case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and getting successful prosecution. TNT will continue to target dealers who come to our area and this sentencing sends a message to others who plan to do the same as Mr. Flowers did.”
“Drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine have devastated communities in Michigan,” said HSI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Angie M. Salazar. “This case demonstrates our steadfast commitment to work with our partners at every level to keep these drugs off our streets and hold drug traffickers accountable for the damage they have done.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Michigan State Police (MSP), and Muskegon Police Department participated in the investigation with critical contributions from the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING), Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) and the West Michigan Enforcement Team (WEMET). Assistant United States Attorney Joel S. Fauson prosecuted the case.