Michigan police take drug crimes seriously. In the face of growing addiction and the criminal element that often follows, law enforcement agencies often assemble task forces to search out the sources of drug trafficking and try to eradicate it from their jurisdictions. This may mean obtaining and executing search warrants and conducting raids on homes and businesses they suspect of harboring drug activity. One recent raid apparently resulted in multiple arrests and charges of drug crimes.

Following an investigation into local drug sales, police obtained a search warrant for a home in a residential neighborhood. The evening raid took place on a Tuesday. Reports say that officers arrested 11 males under the age of 24, including two minors. The men face charges that include possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. They also face felony firearms charges.

The firearms charges relate to a sawed-off shotgun, a rifle and two handguns that police say they seized from the home. Investigators also reported finding methamphetamine valued at about $30,000, ecstasy with a value of $900 and about $400 in crack cocaine, among other drugs and paraphernalia. Michigan police also say they recovered an undisclosed amount of cash.

In addition to the determination police task forces use in tracking down drug crimes, authorities may zealously prosecute those charged with such offenses. The penalties for drug crimes often depend on the type and amount of drugs involved. This is why those facing drug charges would be wise to seek legal assistance as early as possible after an arrest.