Fugitive drug dealer featured as Detroit's Most Wanted arrested after 7 Action News story airs

Posted at 10:44 AM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 20:03:41-05

Just hours after being featured as Detroit's Most Wanted on Friday night, a fugitive drug dealer is in custody, the U.S. Marshals tell 7 Action News.

According to Marshals, Amacio Alexander was arrested at a home in Grand Rapids and is in federal custody. They received a tip leading them to his exact location.

They say Alexander has no regard for human life selling Fentanyl laced heroin creating lethal combination, and that he is responsible for deaths across Michigan.

“He’s a killer, he’s selling poison and anybody who uses it or anybody that has family that uses it can die,” Deputy Rob Watson with the U.S. Marshals said.

He’s leading the hunt for Alexander and sees the devastation he leaves in his path.

“Police departments throughout Michigan have been noticing a large spike in heroin related deaths, basically this heroin was traced back to the group that Mr. Alexander was a part of,” Watson said.

They call themselves the Polo Gang, 13 members were indicted after a DEA investigation led to a raid in Warren linking the men to deadly Fentanyl laced heroin.

Alexander was arrested, let out on bond then took off.

“He’s absolutely continuing to do this, it’s a method of support, it’s a way to get money,” Watson said. “We have not identified any type of legitimate job he has, so we believe he’s furthering his fugitive existence through the drug trade.”

“This person is not selling these drugs in a back alley,” Watson said. “These drugs are being sold in church parking lots, in your neighbor’s front yard, anywhere.”

It’s creating new fears of who will be next.

“We’re looking for tips so we can get this guy off the street so that more lives can be saved,” Watson said.

Alexander is 39-years-old is 5’10,” 200 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous.

“From the Detroit area, he’s been arrested numerous times, (has a) long criminal history,” Watson said. “He is a person who makes his living from people dying.”