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HUNT arrests 7 in two days

Courtesy Photo A collage of mugshots provided by Michigan State Police and the Alpena County Jail shows, from left to right: Nikolas Niezgoda, Stehnes Yennior, Aaron Bissonette, Chad Kamen, Nathaniel Pratt, Devon Churchfield, and Joshua Carr.

ALPENA — Seven Alpena-area drug arrests in two days highlight the problem of narcotics funneled into the Alpena area, according to a news release from the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team.

On Jan. 5, a car stopped by Alpena Police Department officers as it was leaving a suspected Alpena Township drug house netted three HUNT arrests. Nikolas Niezgoda, 35, Stehnes Yennior, 31, and Aaron Bissonette, 23, all of Alpena, were arrested for multiple drug charges including possession and delivery of fentanyl and conspiracy to deliver heroin and methamphetamine.

A Michigan State Police trooper also allegedly found almost 11 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Jan. 5, leading to the arrest of Chad Kamen, 35. Police did not say where Kamen lives.

That arrest provided information helpful to the HUNT arrests made the same day, according to the news release.

Also on Jan. 5, HUNT detectives arrested Nathaniel Pratt, 42, of Gladwin, and Devon Churchfield, 28, of Midland, in Alpena after a month-long investigation. The two face charges of delivery of methamphetamine and other drug charges.

On Jan. 6, detectives arrested Alpena resident Joshua Carr, 35, who is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

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