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FBI targeting drug trade in tri-county area

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 08:24:12-05

The FBI Detroit Field Office is cracking down on drug trade in the tri-county area with the help of a number of local police agencies.

The FBI-led Oakland County Gang and Violent Crime Task Force executed seven federal search warrants around Derby Street in Detroit within the last 24 hours. The joint operation is meant to disrupt the trade in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.

A significant rise in the use of heroin has been reported in the tri-county area, according to officials. 

“This is the second significant enforcement operation in the last few months aimed at shutting down these illegal operations,” said David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, FBI – Detroit Division, in a press release. “The FBI, along with its law enforcement partners, is committed to working to combat heroin and other illegal drug problems, and the violence that is all too often associated with drug trafficking, which impacts daily the quality of life in our communities.”