DETROIT (WXYZ) - A number of people arrested in a widespread drug bust that spanned four counties have been released pending further investigation and possible charges, according to a spokesman for Michigan State Police.
Over two dozen locations including warehouses, homes and businesses were raided Monday as part of the Michigan State Police Western Wayne Narcotics Team's continuing investigation into a suspected ring of marijuana traffickers operating in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Jackson counties.
Police say all four of the warehouses where the marijuana was grown are located in Detroit.
The cannabis was processed for distribution at the other locations.
7 Action News has learned that one warehouse located on Epworth Street near Tireman was just purchased by a 33-year-old Troy man in January.
Sources say he paid $45,000 cash.
7 Action News contacted the man relatives, including his mother and a woman believed to be his wife, but they refused to say anything.
Items confiscated by the narcotics team include 736 marijuana plants, 31 vehicles, eight firearms, a large quantity of processed marijuana and cash totaling $221,509.00. Police say a freeze was also placed on fourteen bank accounts.
We're told the search warrants have been sealed and more information on the investigation may be released at a later date.