Two Arrested and Child Removed from Home After Drug Raid
A young child was removed from a home after raiding a house following a week long investigation, and finding illegal drugs in the process.

Wednesday, the Berrien County Sheriff's Office say that around 4:30 a.m. they executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of Columbus Rd., in Benton Township, following an investigation into possible illegal activity. When police entered the home they encountered two aggressive Pit Bull-type dogs, along with a 3 year old child in the back yard.

Officers say they seized about $800 worth of marijuana and other evidence related to drug trafficking. While police were there, April Harden, 21, came back to the residence and was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Additionally, police seized nearly $5,000 in cash and a 1996 Kawasaki Jet Ski under Michigan's civil forfeiture law. The dogs were both removed by animal control.

The Department of Human Services Child Protective Services Unit removed the child from the home and placed the child into the custody of a relative.

Jermaine Halliburton, 32, was lodged at Berrien County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, second offense, and a parole violation detainer.

Harden was released on $500 bond.