Nightside Report Oct. 1, 2021: Madison Heights pharmacy busted for illegal sale of prescription drugs, 6-year-old finds historic mastodon tooth in Rochester Hills creek

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Feds: Madison Heights pharmacy was illegally selling addictive opioids (WDIV)

DEA raids Madison Heights pharmacy suspected of selling painkillers for cash

DETROIT – A pharmacy in Madison Heights has been busted for the illegal sale of thousands of controlled substances to people without prescriptions, officials said.

“When I hear something like that, it hurts me inside,” said Dr. Annas Aljassem.

Aljassem is a pain specialist at Beaumont Health. He was reacting to the DEA’s raid of Great Health Pharmacy and the arrest of the man officials said was running a dangerous and damaging pill mill.

Yousef Kosho, 43, of Sterling Heights, has been charged with multiple felonies related to selling 10s of thousands of dollars worth of the most addictive opioids to people for cash.

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The latest: Michigan reports 8,058 new COVID cases, 79 deaths -- average of 4,029 cases per day

Metro Detroit weather: Fantastic Friday weather for October’s first day

Now this is the way to end the week and start a new month, am I right? Today’s weather is wonderful blue skies and warm conditions. He remains comfortable with temperatures in the mid 70s.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A 6-year-old was out on a walk with his family in September when he made an incredible discovery and found the tooth of a mastodon. Click here to read more.
  • Two officers with the Detroit Police Department have been suspended without pay. Click here to read more.
  • Homeland Security investigators seized 622,000 fake N-95 face masks from inside a warehouse on the west side of Detroit. Click here to read more.
  • A Macomb County man has been charged by federal authorities for stalking and threatening his ex-wife. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

What the future may hold for Detroit City Council amid towing scandal

After a chaotic year of scandal for the Detroit City Council, the 2021 General Election could be just as messy.

There are 16 candidates on the ballot for the council’s nine seats -- five of them are current council members. Scott Benson in District 3 and Mary Sheffield in District 5 are unopposed.

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COVID antiviral pill reduces hospitalizations, deaths by half, drug maker says

There may soon be another weapon in the battle against COVID-19.

Drug maker Merck announced Friday that its experimental antiviral pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in those infected. Merck plans to seek emergency use authorization for what could be the first antiviral pill to treat coronavirus.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.