2 arrested in narcotics trafficking investigation

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two men were arrested early Thursday after a years-long investigation into narcotics trafficking between Detroit and northern Michigan, according to the Michigan State Police.

The Detroit residents were taken into custody without incident around 5 a.m. on Cadillac Boulevard between Goethe and Charlevoix streets, Lt. Mike Shaw said. The arrests stemmed from 3-4 years of investigation into a heroin and crack cocaine trafficking ring.

“Detectives from both Grand Traverse County and the Western Wayne Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant,” Shaw said. “During the execution of the search warrant they found a small amount of narcotics and a handgun.”

Officials in the raid seized heroin and cash along with the handgun, according to state police Detective Lt. Daniel King, commander of the Grand Traverse Narcotics Team. He was at the scene early Thursday, he said.

“The two people we arrested have been bringing or supplying heroin and crack cocaine to northern Michigan, (specifically) Traverse City and Cadillac,” King said. “They’re currently being transported (to Grand Traverse County) and they’ll be arraigned (Friday) morning on multiple counts of drug felony charges.”

King declined to comment on specific charges or to identify the suspects ahead of Friday’s arraignments. He also did not reveal details of how investigators tracked the men to the home on Detroit’s east side.

“We were able to use investigative leads that led us to the location,” he said.

Neighbors said several police cars sat outside the home for hours Thursday morning as officials investigated the scene.

“The investigation continues by the the Grand Traverse Narcotics Team,” Shaw said.


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