ROSCOMMON, MI – The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department issued a special press release today regarding the arrest of a 16-year-old breaking and entering suspect and the effects that drugs are having on communities throughout Michigan and the nation for that matter.
On the morning of Sunday September 2nd, 2018, Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office were investigating an attempted break in at the local BP Gas Station in the Village of Roscommon.
When Deputies arrived, they found that someone had attempted to break into the building. Fortunately the person/persons involved never made it inside.
As the investigation continued, Deputies identified the suspect to be a 16-year-old juvenile boy. While interviewing the suspected offender, Deputies located a small paper packet that contained a white powdery substance that was suspected to be crystal methamphetamine.
This information is being released as a reminder of the affects that narcotics are having on ther community. This issue spans further than just the adult population and is now affecting the youth. The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging parents to have open conversations with their children about substance abuse and how it can impact their life.
If you have any information about any drug activity, you are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office, and you can remain anonymous.
As drug addiction continues to increase in the area and throughout the state, the Sheriff’s Office continues to fight against the epidemic through enforcement, treatment, and education. Along with programs in the community such as the Lion’s Den addictions treatment center in Roscommon and the Michigan State Police Angel Program, many other programs exist if you or someone you know needs help overcoming addiction. Attached is a list of programs provided in our area.