Benton Harbor heroin bust nets two arrests

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2008 mugshot of Zachary Jawan Poole (Photo supplied/Berrien County Jail)

A pair of Benton Harbor men were arrested on a number of drug and weapon charges Wednesday morning.

Berrien County deputies and officers from the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety raided a home on Columbus Avenue around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

37-year-old Zachary Jawan Poole and 28-year-old Travis Chantel Hampton, both of Benton Harbor, were arrested and charged with the following:

Zachary Jawan Poole, 37 year old male, Benton Harbor Resident.
#1: Possession with intent to Deliver Heroin 2nd Offense.
#2: Maintaining a Drug House 2nd Offense.
#3: 3 Counts of Felon in Possession of a firearm.
#4: Possession of a Firearm with an altered serial number.
#5: Possession with intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine 2nd Offense.
#6: Controlled Substance – Violation (1000 Feet of an Active School).

Travis Chantel Hampton, 28 year old male, Benton Harbor Resident.
#1: Possession with intent to Deliver Heroin 2nd Offense.
#2: Possession with intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine 2nd Offense.
#3: Maintaining a Drug House 2nd Offense.
#4: 3 Counts of Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
#5: Controlled Substance – Violation (1000 Feet of an Active School).

Around 92 grams of heroin were seized, along with about 188 grams of crack cocaine. The drugs had a street value of almost $30,000.

Three loaded pistols were seized, along with almost $400 in cash, several cell phones, and two vehicles.

 

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