State police break up fentanyl lab in Detroit

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police are executing a search warrant at a suspected drug house on Detroit’s west side, spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw confirmed.

The warrant was executed at 7 a.m. on the 8400 block of Beaverland, which is south of Fenkell and east of Telegraph. One man, whose age Shaw declined to give, has been arrested, and four children were removed from the home and will be either turned over to relatives or Child Protective Services.

State police are seizing suspected fentanyl from the location. Experts say fentanyl is a opioid painkiller, a schedule II drug 50 times more potent than morphine. Police officials are wearing protective gear, “self-contained suits with breathing apparatuses,” as Shaw described them, as they collect evidence, and will be closing off the block to through traffic as the seizure effort continues.

“One drop is enough to kill you,” Shaw said. Police are expected to be on the scene for hours.