Woman Suspected of Distributing Drugs in the Pines Arrested
By Beth Milligan | Nov. 9, 2023
A 43-year-old Traverse City woman suspected of distributing drugs in a local homeless encampment called The Pines on Eleventh Street has been arrested.
The Michigan State Police received an anonymous tip that Diane Patrice Sullivan was distributing methamphetamine in The Pines. Sullivan had multiple warrants out for her arrest. Troopers were on patrol Saturday and spoke with an individual experiencing homelessness who asked to remain anonymous. The individual told troopers that Sullivan frequented a store on Fourteenth Street during the early morning hours. Troopers began patrolling the area and observed Sullivan and another person walking into the store at approximately 2:15am Sunday.
Sullivan was arrested for her outstanding warrants. During the arrest, troopers seized methamphetamine and fentanyl from her backpack. She was lodged in the Grand Traverse County Jail.
Sullivan was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a controlled substance under 25 grams. Her bond was set at $50,000. Sullivan's next scheduled court appearance is on November 28.Comment