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Saginaw men arrested after selling fake meth to Alpena women

Submitted by on August 6, 2020 – 12:20 amNo Comment

Two Alpena women weren’t about to get ripped off and instead took off after the downstate men who sold them fake drugs over the weekend.

The men, 22 year-old John Gaddy and 17 year-old Duran Lowe, both of Saginaw, were driven to Alpena late Saturday afternoon by Gaddy’s girlfriend and her 16 year-old cousin. The plan was to sell the two Alpena women imitation methamphetamine.

After the sale went down and the suspects had left, the women realized they purchased fake drugs and took off after the men. They found the suspect’s vehicle in a business parking lot and confronted them. An argument ensued before Lowe took a cellphone from one of the victims and the suspects fled the scene.

The women followed the suspects and intentionally bumped into the rear of their vehicle near US-23 and Werth Road. Both vehicles stopped and during a second altercation Gaddy pulled out a handgun and pointed it at one of the women. The suspects then drove away but were stopped on Werth Road, west of Hubbard Lake Road, by county deputies.

State Police searched the area near the traffic stop and found a pistol in the ditch matching the description provided by the victims. Gaddy has since been charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon; and Lowe with larceny from a person and felony accessory after the fact.

It is not known if the two Alpena women are facing charges. They paid $400 for the imitation drugs.