3 Arrested after Months Long Investigation for Illegal Narcotics Distribution Downriver

DETROIT, MI – On Wednesday June 19th, 2019, the Downriver Area Narcotics Organization (DRANO) ended a several month long investigation involving the flow of heroin and other illegal narcotics into the downriver communities of Wayne County. DRANO officers executed 4 search warrants in the cities of Southfield, Taylor, and Detroit.

During the search warrants, three suspects were arrested and approximately 3.3 pounds of cocaine, ¾ pound of heroin/fentanyl, 2 AR-15 rifles, 3 pistols, and $72,655 in cash were seized.

The three suspects are being identified as a 43-year-old man from Taylor, a 43-year-old man from Southfield and a 43-year-old man from Detroit.

DRANO is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force comprised of officers from the Michigan State Police, Taylor Police Department, Melvindale Police Department, Southgate Police Department, Allen Park Police Department and the Ecorse Police Department.