5 Arrested in Oakland County Drug Trafficking Organization

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PONTIAC, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET) has dismantled a drug trafficking organization (DTO) which was operating within Oakland County and the Metro Detroit region. Five arrests were made, and a large quantity of narcotics was recovered as a result of the investigation.

A NET team comprised of investigators from the Sheriff’s Office, Farmington Hills Police Department, and the West Bloomfield Police Department began their investigation in October 2018. It was discovered the suspects, who were surveilled, were part of a large drug trafficking organization and were moving large quantities of heroin and cocaine. Probable cause was obtained, and four search warrants were executed in Pontiac, Southfield, and Eastpointe. The search warrants were served with the assistance of the entire NET task force and participating agencies.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of 1.5 kilos of cocaine, 1,022 grams of heroin and fentanyl mix – 37 grams which was pure fentanyl, 600 grams of cutting agents, 20 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, grinders, packaging material, a .40 caliber handgun, and $67,000 in US currency. The street value of the seized narcotics totals over $500,000.

“I applaud the detailed and effective work of our NET Detectives,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. “Dismantling this organized DTO took dangerous criminals and drugs off the streets where we live and work. We will remain dedicated to investigating and prosecuting these death dealers to the fullest extent of the law. At a time when opioid overdoses are among the leading cause of death in America, we will be relentless in our efforts to arrest those profiting from the pain and death of others.”

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

George Booth – 40-year-old resident of the City of Pontiac
• Booth was arraigned on March 15, 2019, in 50th District Court before the Honorable Judge Michael C. Martinez. His bond was set at $100,000 cash surety or 10%. His next scheduled court date is March 26, 2019, before the Honorable Judge Cynthia Walker at 1:30pm.
Booth was arraigned on the following charges:
o (2) Counts of Conspiracy to Commit – Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 1000 or more grams – Life
o (1) Count of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 1000 or more grams – Life (2) Counts of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 450 to 999grams – 30 years

Kejuanta Deshaun Pickett – 33-year-old resident of the City of Pontiac
• Pickett was arraigned on March 15, 2019, in 50th District Court before the Honorable Judge Michael C. Martinez. His bond was set at $50,000 cash surety or 10%. His next scheduled court date is March 26, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Cynthia Walker at 1:30pm.
Pickett was arraigned on the following charge:
o (1) Count of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) less than 50 grams – 20 years and/or $25,000

Clide Charles-Lamont Mathis – 44-year-old resident of Novi
• Mathis was arraigned on March 15, 2019, in 50th District Court before the Honorable Judge Michael C. Martinez. His bond was set at $100,000 cash surety or 10%. His next scheduled court date is March 26, 2019, before the Honorable Judge Cynthia Walker at 1:30pm.
Mathis was arraigned on the following charges:
o (2) Counts of Conspiracy to Commit – Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 1000 or more grams – Life
o (1) Count of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 1000 or more grams – Life
o (2) Counts of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 450 to 999 grams – 30 years
o (1) Count of Controlled Substance – Maintaining a Drug House – 2-year Misdemeanor

Eric Dwayne Mills – 44-year-old resident of Eastpointe
• Mills was arraigned on March 15, 2019, in 50th District Court before the Honorable Judge Michael C. Martinez. His bond was set at $100,000 cash surety or 10%. His next scheduled court date is March 26, 2019, before the Honorable Judge Cynthia Walker at 1:30pm.
Mills was arraigned on the following charges:
o (2) Counts of Conspiracy to Commit – Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 1000 or more grams – Life
o (1) Count of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 1000 or more grams – Life
o (2) Counts of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 450 to 999 grams – 30 years
o (1) Count of Controlled Substance – Maintaining a Drug House – 2-year Misdemeanor

Rashad Isom Alston – 34-year-old resident of the City of Pontiac
• Alston was arraigned on March 20, 2019, in 50th District Court before the Honorable Judge
Michael C. Martinez. His bond was set at $50,000 cash surety or 10%. His next scheduled court date is March 26, 2019, before the Honorable Judge Cynthia Walker at 1:30pm.
Alston was arraigned on the following charges:
o (2) Counts of Delivery/Manufacture (Cocaine, Heroin, or Another Narcotic) 50 to 449 grams – 20 years and/or $250,000

All five suspects posted bond and are no longer in the custody of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

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