Drugs seized following counterfeit investigation

The man accused of counterfeiting and drug trafficking following a bust earlier this week in Port Huron has been arraigned. 42 year old Benigno Santana is charged with delivery and manufacturing of methamphetamine, resisting and obstructing police, use of police scanners in commission of a felony, and being a habitual offender. Santana was pulled over during a traffic stop Monday at 5pm for having outstanding warrants for his arrest related to an investigation into counterfeit money as well as a warrant for failing to appear for sentencing. The suspect ran out of his vehicle and into a nearby home. The homeowner gave authorities permission to enter the home and the suspect was arrested without incident. Following his arrest, Drug Task Force members located methamphetamine in the suspect’s vehicle valued at about $23,000 as well as hard drives, printers, and flash drives believed to be used for the production of counterfeit money were seized. The suspect is currently being held in the St. Clair County Jail on counterfeiting and failure to appear in court warrants. He is also expected to face multiple drug related charges and had outstanding warrants for his arrest.