The investigation dates back to February 2019 and include allegations against people who were living on the same block as Samuel C. Mumford High School in Detroit.
The DEA executed a search warrant on Griggs Avenue and arrested 13 people. Officials say there was a conspiracy to sell cocaine, meth, marijuana and fentanyl.
“I saw all those automobiles lining up the street this morning,” said resident William Grasstee. “I thought it was a funeral. What I find out now, people down there don’t know how to be good citizens.”
Grasstee has lived on the block since 1965. He said the people in the house that was raided had only recently moved in.
“I would see a lot of strange cars there, and then they’ll stop like this and talk to one another,” Grasstee said. They’ll take their time before they move.”
Out of the 13 people who were arrested, nine have been arraigned.
“I figured drugs were involved,” Grasstee said. “I didn’t know about the money laundering.”
While officials were searching the home in Detroit, similar warrants were executed at other locations in Michigan and in Phoenix, Arizona.
The DEA is still searching for four suspects.