In Kansas, On April 5th 2018 Geary County Sheriffs Drug Interdiction Unit made a traffic stop of a vehicle that was traveling through their jurisdiction.
Upon their investigation it was discovered that the vehicle contained 350 pounds of marijuana, and was on the way to be sold in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Geary County then made notifications to the Drug Enforcement Administration-Michigan Office for further investigation.
With swift and decisive action by the DEA Group 6, a collaborated effort between Sterling Heights Crime Suppression Unit, Warren Police Department and the Michigan State Police resulted in the arrest of one suspect in Sterling Heights the following day. The hard work and perseverance of these officers lead to the forfeiture of $326,000 in cash. Michigan Medical Marijuana laws and guide lines are very specific, but in this incident the laws were clearly violated. This outstanding team effort resulted in three arrests, and a large confiscation of narcotics and illegal drug money. This investigation further stemmed across numerous state lines, and included Federal, State and Local law Enforcement agencies.
Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer provided the following statement:
Commissioner Dwyer commends law enforcement agencies for their efforts and participation in this large marijuana bust and cash seizure.
Commissioner Dwyer states “this is a prime example of the effectiveness law enforcement can have when federal, state and local agencies coordinate their continuing efforts to combat the war on drugs.”
The Warren Police Department is committed to its continued cooperation between all federal, state and local agencies.
This investigation is still on going by the agencies involved.