PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Oakland County Sheriff's office and the Drug Enforcement Administration report they have seized the largest quantity of heroin ever discovered in Michigan.
On August 12th, during a traffic stop, Oakland County Sheriff's deputies found 2 kilos of cocaine in the vehicle. That bust ultimately led detectives from the DEA to a home on Pike Street in Pontiac where they found 69 kilograms of heroin and 10.5 kilograms of cocaine - an estimated $150 million in street value.
The residence has multiple apartments and the drug dealers reportedly lived in apartment #6.
"The sheer quantity of drugs we confiscated last week in our own backyard is startling. Drugs destroy lives, and I am proud of our team working together with the DEA and SONIC to get them off the street," said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "Additionally, the countless dollars that come from drug consumers are routinely funneled into the pockets of narcotic traffickers and fund other violent activity. We are not going to tolerate this kind of activity in Oakland County."
An investigation that led to the seizure is still underway. No other details are being released at this time.