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Teens accused of running Clinton Township heroin house

Police: Brothers dealt heroin from grandmother's home

Marco and Mario Henton
Marco and Mario Henton

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Clinton Township police arrested 19-year-old twins who, police say, set up and ran a heroin dealing operation in their grandmother's house.

Brothers Marco and Mario Henton told investigators they sold the heroin in their grandmother's Manors of Knollwood home to customers who were afraid to go to Detroit to buy drugs.

Clinton Township Police Cpt. Richard Maierly said the men were selling the drugs from their grandmother's home in the apartment complex on 19 Mile Road near Romeo Plank Road.

Police said the twins bought the heroin in Detroit and brought it to the Clinton Township home.

Police raided the home Monday, followed by a brief investigation. Heroin and 2,500 in cash were found in the home.

The Hentons are both charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver on school grounds. Both were being held at the Macomb County Jail. Marco was given a $20,000 bond while Mario's was set at $15,000.

The Chippewa Valley School District said the Hentons were not currently enrolled at the district and did not know whether they had previously attended.

A district spokesman praised Clinton Township police for acting quickly to break up the drug dealing operation.

It is unclear how long the brothers had been running the operation.

A preliminary examination is scheduled to be held within the next two weeks.