Guns, cash, meth, heroin found when Michigan officials raid 3 hotel rooms, storage facility
Michigan officials found guns, cash, methamphetamine and heroin when they executed four connected search warrants this week -- three at hotel rooms and one at a nearby storage facility, according to authorities.
How a father and son used drug addiction, violence, sex dates to run a Detroit prostitution house
A father and son have been sentenced for using crack cocaine, heroin and threats of violence to force women with addictions to go on sex dates as part of the duo’s drug and prostitution house in Detroit.
Can Michigan mother’s breast milk reveal who killed her? Husband’s trial begins this week
Christy Ann Thompson Harris, 36, was found dead five years ago at her Davison home. Her death was initially ruled an accidental overdose. But after further investigation her husband, Jason Harris, was charged with her murder.
How Dawn Farm in Michigan helps people battle addiction
At age 21 he started abusing alcohol which eventually led to other substances fueling his addiction. “The selfish nature of the disease of addiction, it convinces you that it’s your problem and you can fix it,” he said. I may as well say yes.”LaFave said yes to Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. “Dawn Farm is a non profit based in Washtenaw County that provides treatment and recovery support services for people with substance abuse disorders and addiction,” said Anna Byberg, Dawn Farm clinical director. There is help available.”Dawn Farm residents, or “farmers” as they’re called, are drug tested twice a week and hold each other accountable as well.
‘Purple heroin’ linked to several overdose cases, 1 death in Michigan
DETROIT – The Michigan Poison Center at the Wayne State University School of Medicine is issuing a warning about recent reports involving “purple heroin” in Michigan. The drug has been linked to several overdoses in the Upper Peninsula and one overdose-related death in Van Buren County. Samples of the drug were sent to the Michigan State Police Laboratory for testing. They do not know if “purple heroin” is colored before or after arriving in Michigan. The Michigan Poison Center is available by calling this number 800-222-1222.
Warren police operation seizes 75 guns, $107,000 in drug money
WARREN, Mich. – Police in Warren responded to a recent uptick in crime with Operation SNAG, which helped get guns, drugs and criminals off the streets. City officials held a press conference Thursday to discuss SNAG, which stands for Saving Neighborhoods Against Guns. It includes a police task force getting deep into areas where there have been shootings and armed robberies. Police said more than two dozen guns seized are at a crime lab being tested. Warren mayor Jim Fouts commended the Warren Police Department for Operation SNAG and said the task force saved lives.
‘McDonald’s for drugs': Leader of massive Detroit drug operation sentenced to 30 years in prison
DETROIT – The leader of a massive heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl operation in Detroit is headed to prison for 30 years. Officials said Demarco Tempo, who goes by Polo, was called “a McDonald’s for drugs” by former customers. Authorities said an investigation into a rash of non-fatal fentanyl overdoses and a fatal overdose in Warren led to an investigation in 2016. According to authorities, Tempo’s organization was selling heroin mixed with fentanyl, and sometimes just fentanyl, to people. Many of them were convicted on numerous charges related to distribution, conspiracy to distribute and other charges related to overdoses.
Woman caught jaywalking with heroin in Eastpointe didn’t show up for court, police say
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – A woman who was caught jaywalking while in the possession of heroin earlier this year is still on the loose after failing to show up for her court appearance, police said. Victoria Gyde, 28, was stopped earlier this year for jaywalking on Gratiot Avenue near Eight Mile Road, according to authorities. Gyde was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and when officers searched her, they found suspected heroin, officials said. She didn’t show up for her preliminary hearing, and now she has a felony warrant for possession of heroin, according to police. Gyde has the word “Beautiful” tattooed on her upper chest and several other noticeable tattoos, officials said.
Heroin in the Heartland, Christopher Wheeldon, Bonobos
Heroin in the Heartland, Christopher Wheeldon, Bonobos What was once thought of as an inner-city problem is now a national epidemic, Bill Whitaker reports; then, Lesley Stahl profiles one of the most celebrated ballet choreographers today; and, endangered primates live in female-dominated society and prefer to make love not war.cbsnews.com
Preview: Heroin in the Heartland
Today, the faces of heroin are young, middle-to-upper class and suburban. Their parents are shocked when they find out but it’s not just young people. It’s all ages and it’s happening across the U.S. Bill Whitaker reports from Ohio on Sunday, November 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.cbsnews.com