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Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

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GOODELL, Mich. (WJBK) - The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.

Her body was found several miles away in a ditch on the Macomb Orchard Trail where she was walking her dog, Penny, like she did every day.

Last Thursday evening, the frantic Border Collie alerted joggers in the area who made the tragic discovery. Since then, police released a composite sketch of a person of interest, and have asked for tips regarding a blue and white motorcycle in the area.

Neighbors say that may have lead authorities to the home in Goodell.

"He's lived here for, like, nine years. He has a blue and white motorcycle, too. And you would see it parked out what used to be a four-car garage, and they turned it into an apartment. But I haven't seen it in a while and I didn't even really think twice about it," says neighbor Rhonda O'Donnell.

Neighbors say a family lives at the home and a man rides a blue and white motorcycle. Records show a registered sex offender, 66-year-old James VanCallis, lives in the home.

Police are not commenting except to say no one has been arrested for April's murder.

The Dickerson family lives across the street. They say police have been checking out this home for a couple of days and asked to stake it out from their driveway last night.

"He said he would like to use our driveway overnight to stakeout in the area. We didn't know it was across the road," says Wanda Dickerson.

"When the guy came, I couldn't really sleep last night," says Nathan Dickerson.

"Now that I know that they're right there, it scarce me more," says Natalie Dickerson.

"The police officers that were here were very professional. They seemed to know what they were going to do and how they were going to do it. So, that kind of made me feel a little better," says George Dickerson.

He said the raid began about 9:00 a.m. Investigators suited up to go inside then in the afternoon the discovery of marijuana plants led to police placing two men under arrest.

Again, police are not commenting, except to say they do have two men in custody for an illegal grow operation.

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