Troy man featured on Netflix series 'Dope' arrested for drug trafficking

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 18:17:47-05

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Sheriff's Office say a 21-year-old man who was featured on the Netflix series, "Dope," was arrested for drug trafficking earlier this week. 21-year-old Ryan James Zettell was arrested on Tuesday for drug trafficking throughout Oakland County and surrounding communities.

It started when the Oakland County Narcotic Enforcement Team got a tip in July 218 which identified Zettell as a Troy-area drug trafficker. The tip also said he was featured on the show during season 2, episode 3, which focused on metro Detroit. In the episode, he mentioned he wanted to go into criminal justice and had a street name of "Ozone."

Detectives were able to conduct undercover buys and surveillance and arranged many purchases of both cocaine and MDMA, known as "Molly."

Then, they obtained search warrants where they witnessed Zettell conducting illegal activities.

During a raid, they found a Kimber .45 weapon, one gram of cocaine and $7,195 in U.S. currency. During his arrest, they found a backpack with digital scales, 62 acid tablets, 29 gras of Molly, a gram of cocaine and a laptop.

After his arrest, he admitted to deputies he was on the Netflix series.

He was arraigned on six charges Friday and given a $15,000 bond.