Rochester Hills drug bust nets 939 grams of heroin

Lauren Abdel-Razzaq
The Detroit News
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The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office completed a drug bust on a Rochester Hills home, netting 939 grams of heroin worth between $300,000 and $400,000.

The Oakland County Narcotic Enforcement Team executed the search warrant on Aug. 18 in the 1200 block of Waterford Court, west of Adams Road, after a month-long investigation. During the bust, police also recovered 10 grams of marijuana, 15 grams of cocaine, two loaded handguns, drug packaging and paraphernalia and money.

Police arrested Rochester Hills resident Christopher Dukes, 32, as a result of the investigation. He’s been charged with one count of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance from 450 grams to 999 grams and one count of felony firearm possession. The drug charge is a 30-year felony and the firearm charge is a 2-year felony.

Dukes was arraigned Aug. 19 at the 52-3 District Court and given a $150,000 cash bond with no 10 percent surety. He’s been released on bail.

Dukes is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 8 for a preliminary exam. He doesn’t have a prior criminal history.

Oakland County Narcotic Enforcement Team is comprised of the Sheriff’s Office and 15 other law enforcement agencies that serveOakland County.

“With the harmful effects that heroin has had on our communities, I am proud of the diligence and investigatory work of the Narcotic Enforcement Team for taking a large amount of drugs out of the hands of Oakland County residents,” Sheriff Mike Bouchard said in a statement. “We will continue to place a priority on eradicating heroin and dangerous narcotics off our streets.”

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