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Mount Clemens — A Sterling Heights man on parole for selling drugs has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine and heroin hidden in his apartment.

Working together with the Macomb County Sheriff's Department, agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections searched the home of Eric Lamar Smith on April 14 after receiving a tip about narcotics.

Using a K-9, deputy searchers discovered 28 Zip-Loc bags containing what tested to be cocaine. They also discovered 22 "bindles" of a yellowish power that field tested to be heroin.

Smith, 34, was arrested and has been charged by the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office with two counts of controlled substance/delivery manufacture of less than 50 grams of cocaine/heroin or another narcotic.

The charge carries a potential 20-year-prison term.

According to the MDOC, Smith was paroled in November 2014. He has an extensive record for dealing in marijuana and narcotics with convictions dating back to September 2004.

Smith is in the custody of the MDOC and will be arraigned at a later date.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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