Arrest in Benton Harbor

On Wednesday 10/23/19 SWET-West detectives along with members of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, and Benton Harbor Public Saftey executed a narcotics search warrant in the City of Benton Harbor.

 

During the execution of this search warrant one suspect fled on foot and was caught by police a few blocks away.  Police located two others at the house during the execution of the warrant.

 

Douglas Lee Davis (45) and Sirshun Burris (41) were arrested following a 2-month investigation into the distribution of crystal meth in the Benton Harbor area.  During the course of this investigation SWET detectives seized over a pound of crystal meth, three handguns, and other drug related items. 

 

Douglas Davis was lodged in Berrien County Jail on the following charges:

  1. Delivery meth 5 counts
  2. Possession with intent to deliver meth  
  3. Possession firearm by a felon
  4. Possession of ammo by a felon
  5. Possession of a firearm while committing a felony 3 counts

 

Sirshun Burris was lodged in Berrien County Jail on the following charges:

  1. Delivery meth 1 count 2nd
  2. Possession with intent to deliver meth 2nd
  3. Possession firearm by a felon
  4. Possession of ammo by a felon
  5. Possession of a firearm while committing a felony 3 counts
  6. Resisting and obstructing police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) is comprised of sworn law enforcement personnel from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Allegan Police Department, Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Covert Township Police Department, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo Township Police Department, Michigan State Police, South Haven Police Department, Saint Joseph County Sheriff’s Office, and Sturgis Police Department.

 

SWET is funded in part by the Michigan HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, Byrne JAG grant.

 

“This project was supported by Byrne JAG grant #2013-MU-BX0051 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and administered by the Michigan State Police (MSP).  Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the MSP or DOJ”

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shawn Yech 269-983-7111 ext 4711

 




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