• Drug Raids In Detroit Lead To Arrests

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    BY AMBER HUNT
    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

    Police net cocaine, marijuana, guns and 2 suspects

    Drug raids netting more than $1 million worth of narcotics led to the arrests last week of two suspects, and — thanks to an ongoing federal investigation — could lead to more, Detroit police said Wednesday.

     

    Chief Warren Evans said the raids were conducted between Thursday and Saturday at several Detroit homes. Narcotics investigators found more than 30 pounds of marijuana, 4 pounds of cocaine, an AK47 assault rifle, one shotgun and two handguns.

    The first raid was Thursday on a home near 7 Mile and John R. A 40-year-old Detroiter was arrested and faces drug charges.

    Police spokesman John Roach declined to identify him, citing the ongoing investigation. An AK47 was found inside the home, too.

    A raid Friday led to the arrest of a 35-year-old suspect whom police likewise declined to identify. Between the two homes, police said they confiscated about $300,000 worth of drugs and cash.

    “Anytime you have that quantity of drugs and weapons, it’s just a matter of time before someone gets shot,” Evans said Wednesday in a prepared statement. “We find that in the drug world, dealers often will steal supplies of narcotics from each other. Many times, those situations result in fatal and nonfatal shootings.”

    The week’s last two raids were Saturday.

    The first, in the 15700 block of Lamphere, led to the seizure of 2.2 pounds of cocaine with an estimated $440,000 street value, police said. No one was at the home at the time of the raid.

    Investigators confiscated about 30 pounds of marijuana in the fourth raid, in the 16700 block of Ferguson, police said.

    A 54-year-old woman was arrested in the home, but no charges had been filed against her as of Wednesday.

    People with information about these raids or other incidents of drug activity can text anonymous tips to 847411. Messages must begin with “DPD,” followed by the tip information.

     

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