Crime 66 Arrests Made In Detroit Black Market Marijuana Crackdown Round Two

17:15  12 february  2020
17:15  12 february  2020 Source:   wwjnewsradio.radio.com

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Detroit police Chief James Craig last week announced a plan to target people carrying guns illegally during black - market marijuana sales, which he said was helping Offenses include four for carrying concealed weapons, drug violations and one warrant. 4 marijuana -related misdemeanor arrests .

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police say the second round of an enforcement strategy aimed at decreasing violent crimes associated with the black market sales of marijuana and other illegal drugs yielded even more impressive results than the initial operation.

Precincts across the city began conducting targeted enforcement actions on January 22 in response to a spike in crime, with the goal of reducing violent crimes by individuals illegally possessing firearms.

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The initiative's second week of February 3 - 9, yielded the following preliminary results:

  • 54 felony arrests (carrying a concealed weapon, violation of controlled substance act, assault with intent to commit murder probation violation, felony violations)
  • 12 misdemeanor arrests (violation of controlled substance act -- marijuana related)
  • 25 guns seized
  • 2 facsimile firearms
  • 932 ordinances issued
  • 79 vehicles impounded
  • 3 vehicles recovered (stolen)
  • Narcotics confiscated: 17.6 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 16 suspected pills, and 599.6 grams of suspected marijuana, 7.6 grams of suspected heroin, and one additional zip-lock bag of suspected marijuana

"Our goal is to keep our communities safe by reducing gun violence. This effort is to focus on the buyers and sellers who are illegally carrying guns," Chief James Craig said in a statement. "I am thankful for the good work my officers are doing to keep our streets safe so law abiding citizens can go about their lives free from fear of being caught in the cross-fire."

During the first week of enforcement, officers made 23 arrests, seized 11 guns and 10 vehicles, issued 115 ordinance violations including 21 misdemeanor tickets, and confiscated narcotics including 8 grams of suspected cocaine, 6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 132 suspected pills, 150 grams of suspected marijuana, and a 36 additional zip-lock bags of suspected marijuana.

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