Bay City Man charged in drug-related death

Bay City Man charged in drug-related death

A Chippewa County narcotics investigation resulted in a Bay City man being charged in the drug-related death of a second suspect arrested.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, that TRIDENT detectives arrested Nathan Chambers of Bay City after making a controlled purchase of a quarter pound of meth from him. According to detectives, it is believed that he traveled to Chippewa County to traffic narcotics in the area.

Following the purchase, detectives conducted a traffic stop of his vehicle, during which investigators said he failed to pull over in a timely manner. Chambers was arrested along with a 22-year-old Sterling, Michigan man, whose name has not yet been released. Both suspects were taken to the Chippewa County Correctional Facility.

What was unknown to law enforcement according to The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office was that each man had ingested a bag of narcotics prior to pulling over and being arrested. Upon arrival to the jail, the Sterling man began to have a medical emergency.

Although life saving measures were implemented and EMS were called to assist, the 22-year-old man from Sterling did not survive. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was acute methamphetamine toxicity.

Chambers was brought to the hospital and was later released back into the custody of the jail. He has been charged with delivery of methamphetamine, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, and delivery of methamphetamine causing death.

Chambers was arraigned in the 91st District Court and his total bond was set at $500,000 with conditions, including that he be monitored by a GPS tether.

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