Several pounds of marijuana, other illegal drugs found in Sterling Heights home

1 person arrested, 2 others potentially facing criminal charges


STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police shut down a large illegal-grow operation Wednesday evening in the 2000 block of Deveere Drive.

This is the 38th illegal-grow operation shut down in Sterling Heights in the last two and a half years, police Chief John Berg said.

Berg said the crime-suppression unit searched a home on Deveere Drive around 9 p.m. and seized cash, two vehicles, several pounds of marijuana, marijuana plants and other illegal drugs.

One person was arrested at the home and two other people are potentially facing criminal charges.

"Our department has a zero-tolerance policy for residential-grow operations that are not in compliance with the Michigan Marijuana Act," Berg said. "Every complaint of an illegal-grow operation will be aggressively investigated with the objective of eliminating these blights from our neighborhoods."

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor said he's glad police are focused on getting these grow operations out of the city.

"I am proud of our police department for their continued diligence to get these illegal-grow operations out of our residential areas," Taylor said. "This effort not only helps keep our neighborhoods safer, but our property values high."

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