DPD Raid 90 Homes, Arrest Over 600, Net $3.5M In Drugs

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Police say they’ve conducted dozens of raids in the last six weeks netting them millions of dollars in drugs.WWJ’s Marie Osborne reports that since July 1st, Detroit police have raided more than 90 homes, in one of the city’s biggest busts ever.

“Since July first, we have raided a total of 90 homes, arrested 616 individuals and confiscated 69 firearms,” Police Chief Ralph Godbee said. “We’ve taken in about $3.5 million worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, various pills, Oxycontin and things of that nature, and over $360,000 in cash and narcotic proceeds.”

Godbee said the raids took place thanks to citizen tips, a trend he’s happy to see develop.

“(We’ve arrested) 616 persons since July first directly resulting from information given to us and our officers acting upon that information. I think Crime Stoppers last month, they had a record number of tips come into Crime Stoppers, and we’ve tried to be very vigilant in putting information out.”

Godbee said special attention is being paid to “open air drug dealing,” where drugs are bought and sold hand to hand from cars.  He says dealers are brazenly blocking traffic in some neighborhoods and places of businesses while drug sales are going down, and citizens are intimidated if they complain.

The following raids had major drug seizures:

The first raid took place on July 17th, on Detroit’s west side, where Detroit narcotics officers seized 10,442 grams of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $104,420 and over $5,300 in cash.  Officers also arrested four suspects and confiscated one vehicle.

On July 18th, Detroit narcotics officers executed a search warrant at a home located on the city’s east side, where officers confiscated more than 225 grams of heroin and 160 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $410,200, recovered one handgun and over $3,200 in cash.  Officers arrested one suspect who was inside the house at the time.

On August 4th, Detroit narcotics officers raided a home located in southwest Detroit, where they discovered 90 marijuana plants (20,430 grams) with an estimated street value of $204,300. They also recovered one handgun and one suspect has been identified and a not-in-custody warrant will be issued.

On August 8th, Detroit narcotics officers raided a home located on the city’s eastside where 540 grams of cocaine was seized along with a small quantity of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $216,290. They also recovered one handgun and $56 in U.S.currency. One suspect was arrested at the location.

On August 9th, Detroit narcotics officers executed a search warrant at a home located on the southwest side of Detroit, where they confiscated 66 marijuana plants (14,892 grams) with an approximated street value of $149,820, three handguns and one long gun. Officers also arrested one suspect and confiscated two vehicles.

On August 9th, Detroit narcotics officers raided a home located on the city’s east side, where they confiscated 927 grams of heroin with an approximate street value of $1,668,600. Officers arrested seven suspects at the location.

On August 9th, Detroit narcotics officers raided a home located on the west side of Detroit, where they confiscated two grams of marijuana with an approximate street value of $20 and $232,585 in cash, two handguns and two long guns. One suspect has been identified and a not-in-custody warrant will be issued.

On August 2nd and 3rd, 2011, the Detroit Narcotics and Tactical Mobile units conducted Operation: Road Service. This push-off used the data-driven approach, which identified hot spots of high drug crimes areas.

During the two-day operation, Detroit narcotics officers set up surveillance in high narcotic areas and arrested three persons, confiscated 45 vehicles, $110 in cash, and seized 219.9 grams of marijuana with a street value of over $2,000.

Godbee said the results of the raids are another true example of collaborative efforts between the Detroit Police and the citizens which they serve.

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  1. Jason says:

    Now let us see how much plea bargaining, probation and parole these guys get….they will be back on the street in days if not hours.

  2. skippy777 says:

    note from ovomit to piclosi…..i am disgusted, thoroughly disgusted with the latest uproar in detroit…looted store owners want government to pitch in with funds to repair and replace stolen items…

    not only did i tell them no, i will up their taxes and will force them to double – no triple – their insurance premiums for their nerve in asking….

    and it was the cops who distrubed the peace….sure my brothers trashed detroit to the tune of $2 billion but did my brothers ever try to arrest a cop?????…..i will personally oversee the demotion of half the police force and the dismissal of the other half.

  3. mameshki says:

    Who are these people that are dealing in drugs, guns and the pooolice arresting 600+.who can they be? I’ll tell you, they are black kids, but that is not the point. This is a generation of kids who’s parents are Jessie High Jackson, Al Sharpton, liberal/progressive thinking, welfare fare recipients, unwed mothers and no fathers, Obama and the stinking Democratic party that says they are looking out for minorities. I don’t want your stinking welfare, leave me alone, let me work out my own financial problems, just give me a chance. I’ll never get a chance being from Detroit. Mr. President, get the F out of my life, my pocket book, I don’t need your stinking money, give me a mother and father that are at home, give me siblings from the same father, get me out of government housing, leave me the F alone.

  4. Dwight E. Howell says:

    I know they are most likely citizens. Could we deport them to one of the nanny states anyway?

    1. solo_poke says:

      You first…

  5. Mr Eight Mile says:

    To bad Detroit can not afford to put the criminals into a prison after all that work…

  6. Fast Eddy says:

    540g of cocaine with a street value of 204,300? That’s almost $400.00 a gram. I call BS or the real crime here is the outlandish prices dealers are charging for some blow in Detroit. Time to “open the market up”…..

  7. J. Kucera says:

    What a waste of personnel and money neither of which Detroit has any to spare. When are we going to learn that the “War on Drugs” is one of the most damaging and unsuccessful efforts our society has ever made?

    We fill up our prisons at great expense. We corrupt our law enforcement agencies. We create ruthless gangs of heavily armed drug sellers. We essentially destroy the country of Mexico. We ruin the lives of countless thousands simply for wishing to exercise their free will however misguided that choice may be.

  8. 10hawks says:

    Strangely there’s no mention of the dollar cost of this law enforcement involved…
    US runs guns to the Zeta’s and imports tons of drugs, while the proceeds are laundered by US mega bankaters. The CIA oversees the cocaine, and marijuana
    trade worldwide, while US troops grow the opium in Afghanistan.What a racket.The shadow banking system rakes in hundreds of billions; Then the private bank-owned prisons get more profit as people are incarcerated and young liives are destroyed.
    Get all the details at infowars.com
    LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS, stop the drug war, an illegitimate government operation..

    1. solo_poke says:

      Right around $50 million a year to jail 616 people at $75 to 80 thousand a year per prisoner.

      Prohibition was a big problem and caused many deaths until it became legal and a revenue source instead of a cost.

  9. Brute says:

    We’ll that’s the end of what’s left of the Detroit economy.

  10. Army Strong says:

    How many are muzzies I wonder

  11. Steven says:

    Get up! Everybody’s gonna move their feet (running from cops).
    Get down! Everybody’s gonna leave their seat (avoiding bullets).
    You gotta lose your mind in Detroit, Thug City.

  12. solo_poke says:

    The cost will only be $50 million a year to keep them in jail, instead of taxing drugs ljust like alcohol and turning it into a positive revenue situation, the prison industrial complex would rather profit from taking away the freedom of individuals.

    How well did prohibition work? Weren’t there gangs and violence involved until they ended prohibition.

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  13. willbepresident4food says:

    Coke sells from 60 to 80 dollars a gram in New Orleans.

  14. ArchieBunker says:

    Evil spreads when good people do nothing. We are either a country of laws or a country of lawless.

  15. Kip Noxzema says:

    Excellent. Get the druggies and losers off the street. Air these arrests all over the place and stop the glamorization of drugs and that kind of life.

    This is far better than arresting 15 year old Johnny for downloading a Disney movie illegally.

    1. solo_poke says:

      Kip Noxzema FOX news for imbeciles afficionado.

      I notice you don’t mention the wallstreet crooks who stole trillions.

      It is too bad you do not understand the meaning of liberty and freedom since you would spend a whole lot of money to take away other peoples liberty, as opposed to legalizing and taxing drugs just like alcohol.

      Did you ever hear of prohibition and the exact same problems it caused, I don’t see beer gangs shooting it out anymore.

      Ignorance is the favorite tool of the exploiters.

  16. ArchieBunker says:

    Evil spreads when good people do nothing. We are either a country of laws or a country of lawless.

    1. solo_poke says:

      The Goldman Sachs bonus recipients would say lawless land, they got away with trillions of your tax money, and you all blame it on the poor.

      Watching the decline of America will make a great story for my grandchildren. Perhaps they can learn from history unlike a majority of people today.

      The parrallels to the late 20’s and dirty thirties, including government repsonse and corporate greed are obvious to anybody who dares to look.

  17. MIke from Milford says:

    Good for you citizens of Detroit! In the last 3-4 years I have pretty much given up on the city that I went to high school in the 1960’s. Next weekend I will revist Nancy Whiskey’s and buy the bar a round! Then the week after I will repeat the visit as I have new hope amongst the locals! God Bless All of You!

  18. sstressed says:

    I’m pretty high but isn’t 10,422 garms about 23 pounds plus a bit? That was smoked on campus last week. Making 24 pounds sound like a big deal is pretty funny. OH MY GOD THEY HAD TEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED GRAMS! so much more dramatic than a bit more than 23 pounds. lol

  19. CNILE says:

    600 people?-isn’t that the entire population of Detroit now?

  20. jim3888 says:

    On August 9th, Detroit narcotics officers raided a home located on the city’s east side, where they confiscated 927 grams of heroin with an approximate street value of $1,668,600. Officers arrested seven suspects at the location.
    THAT’S 1800 DOLLARS PER GRAM.
    no wonder the police have a drug problem,if they’re selling at that price.
    they should get with the normal street price,and then they will be able to corner the market.
    do they really think they’re gonna unload that smack on the street at that price?

  21. Chris says:

    A narcotics conspiracy consisting of 600 people and none of them are cops. Kind of hard to believe.

  22. Denny says:

    The point is to STOP the EVIL, racist, counterproductive, nation-destroying (see Mexico), greed-driven War on Drugs/Drug Prohibition so that there is no one who even wants to sell drugs, since they would be regulated and be subjected to supply and demand capitalism that would drive prices way down. Also, it would generate MILLIONS of jobs in the hemp, cannabis and other industries related to the sale, distribution, production, taxing and consumption of these illicit substances once they become legal. Ending the War on Drugs/Drug Prohibition=MORE JOBS, LESS CRIME, MORE TRANQUILITY (abusers don’t need to kill you for the expensive street drugs because of Drug Prohibition) LESS RACISM and LESS TREES BEING CUT DOWN. Thanks for listening, 777denny

  23. IraqVet says:

    I thought these hoods had Etic Holder and the inJustice Department on retainer? I suppose now Holder wont get his cut of the profits.

    The good news is, the money confiscated will go to offset the city deficit, the guns can be used to support Operation Gun Runner and the drugs can be resold to replenish the CIAs black budget…It’s win-win-win.

  24. Karl Magnus says:

    Yep … That’s the Detroit we escaped from pre-1967 riots. It’s a burned-out, bombed-out hell hole.
    Re: The inflated prices cops always place on their bust(s) – the cocaine was probably going to be made into “crack”, thus enhancing its value exponentially. However, since when does pot sell for $10.00 per gram? Even the allegedly legal “dispensaries” sell quality product at less than half that.

    As for the firearms displayed, I see nothing illegal, except maybe an Ingram Mac-10. Those babies are great for drive-by shootings!
    (sigh)

    ~(Ä)~

  25. Ask why says:

    Why are Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Strategically Placed in Black Neighborhoods?

  26. Durpadeedurp says:

    Now get rid of all the criminal labour unions and maybe Detroit will be a great city again.

  27. Policeknowthemall says:

    90 down, 9,910 homes known to police to be selling drugs to go in Detroit.

  28. desert dweller says:

    and that was all on the first block!

  29. LaQuinta Smith says:

    drug dealas only be undocamented farmasists.. Dey aint hurtin nobody.

  30. terance says:

    Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see these same drugs back out on the street, eh?

  31. ARLibertarian says:

    “Detroit narcotics officers raided a home … where they confiscated two grams of marijuana with an approximate street value of $20 and $232,585 in cash, two handguns and two long guns.”

    One suspects it wasn’t drugs they were after.

  32. Hoppy says:

    Resume testing nuclear weapons, and use Detroit for a target.

  33. Florida Jim says:

    Good citizens do not allow bad citizens to destroy their neighborhood! In England the people of the neighborhood rose up to stop the riots, why doesn’t this happen in the large cities of America? Perhaps because of the “victim” mentality taught in their neighborhoods by “community organizers”.

  34. Chicago Nick says:

    The best way to get rid of the scourge of drugs is to let the people do as much as they want until they quickly die and the way to that is to legalize it so the dealers are put out of business and then when the hard drugs get so cheap they can be bought by the pound easily most addicts will quickly die off.

  35. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

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  36. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

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  37. Kent says:

    I hear one of those arrested was half white.

  38. Emerson says:

    Do you have any idea how this effect employment numbers in Detroit? Should we be putting people out of work in this economy?

  39. Jim in Houston says:

    Welcome to Obamaland!

  40. stevefraser says:

    A wonderful, glorious, gigantic waste of time and $$$. BTW, please remind me why the brain chemistry disorder of addiction is illegal.

  41. Rod Harris says:

    Boy is this country f!!k up !!!

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