Drug raids net 5 arrests in Detroit, Warren

The Detroit News

Authorities have arrested five people in Detroit and Warren in a major drug cartel raid, they said.

The raids were part of a citywide crackdown on drug houses in Warren, Mayor Jim Fouts said in a statement Thursday.

Warren police, working with Drug Enforcement Administration officials, arrested the five last week after search warrants were issued.

Demarco Tempo, Haratio Heard and Greg Howard were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Dennis Jones and Amacio Alexander were charged in a complaint filed Tuesday, officials said.

Tempo’s primary residence in Warren was among the locations searched, Fouts’ office said.

Howard, Jones and Alexander were released on bond; Tempo and Heard have detention hearings scheduled for Friday, according to the mayor’s release.

“Drug pushers are learning very fast that we have zero tolerance for drug houses,” said Fouts, who in his annual State of the City address in April called for a crackdown on illegal drug houses.