OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - An unsealed indictment charges 12 people with selling heroin mixed with fentanyl in Oakland County.
Authorities held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the charges.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard was joined by local, state and federal law enforcement.
“If you sell this death in Oakland County, we’re coming for you,” Bouchard said. “We’re going to find you and put you in prison.”
According to authorities, seven of the defendants were charged with distributing fentanyl and heroin resulting in overdose death and serious bodily injury. The sales were made allegedly made by a drug-trafficking organization, known as “TEAM”, primarily in Oakland County, but their sales stretched into Livingston, Macomb and Wayne counties since 2010.
Authorities said “TEAM” was formed when members of the “Hustle Boys” and the “Wall Street Gorillaz” joined together to distribute heroin. Members of the group sold heroin out of two houses in Pontiac and would notify customers by text message with the word “FIRE” when they had more heroin for sale.
The individuals charged in the indictment are:
- Timothy Williams, 26, of Pontiac, A.K.A. "T2"
- Kristopher Anderson, 40, or Pontiac
- Deaire Rayford, 26, of Auburn Hills
- Christopher Light, 25, of Commerce
- Kourvoisiea Pittman, 27, of Keego Harbor
- Robert Bell, Jr., 28, of Pontiac
- Deandre Mullen, 26, of Pontiac
- Steven Erkins, 24, of Pontiac
- Anthony Lee, 27, Pontiac
- Quanzay Milton, 32, of Pontiac
- Antonio Bell, 26, of Waterford
- James Bellmore, 50, of Waterford
All 12 individuals were charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute over one kilogram of heroin and heroin mixed with fentanyl.
"This is a clear message to those who prey on members of out community," Bouchard said. "We will not tolerate drug dealers in Oakland County. We are coming for you, and will take you off out streets for good."
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