Pontiac, Michigan Drug Abuse Info

Pontiac, Michigan has a population of 59,515 and it has a crime index of 7 – 100 being the safest. If you lived in Michigan you would have a 1 in 203 chance of becoming a victim of crime and if you lived in Pontiac, Michigan you would have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of violent crimes. For every one thousand residents there are 53 that will be a victim of crime.  Pontiac has one of the highest crime rates in America when you compare it with other communities of all sizes.

Late in the year 2011 clickondetroit.com reported that the DEA made a statement that they made what it calls the largest heroin bust in Michigan’s history in Pontiac.  The Oakland county Sheriff’s deputies found 2 kilograms of suspected cocaine in a vehicle; and they found this while they were doing a traffic stop.  After all that excitement the DEA’s Detroit office did a follow up investigation after getting a search warrant.  They went into a home on Pike Street in Pontiac and what they found was 69 kilograms of heroin and 10.5 kilograms of cocaine.  All of this had a street value of about $150 million.  They also found $560,000 in cash and drug distribution equipment.  All of this was seized by the DEA agents.  There were two people that were arrested with the drug bust.  One of them was from Mexico and was staying in the US illegally.  Michael Bouchard, Oakland County Sheriff, said, “The sheer quantity of drugs we confiscated last week in our own backyard is startling.” Let’s hope that in addition to these seizures, that the people hooked on the dangerous substances these criminals were peddling got themselves help at one of the Detroit drug rehabs.

This indeed does sounds like a Hugh drug bust.  My hats off to these guys.  The more we get off the streets the less there is to distribute.  Drugs can and do harm many parts of our lives.  If you know someone who wants to get off drugs; get them some help and bring them to an inpatient treatment center or one of the heroin rehabs where they can detox and withdraw in a safe and natural way.  Something can be done about it.

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