Monday, March 4, 2013
“We’re working with the prosecutor and state crime lab and we’re asking parents to be vigilant with their kids," Police Chief Roland Woelkers said.
Since orchestrating the largest narcotics bust in Shelby Township history last Halloween, police have made the search for synthetic marijuana a part of their regular patrol duties. And while things have been fairly quiet since that landmark event, which saw five members of the Dabish family arrested, Chief Roland Woelkers said the issue of synthetic marijuana remains high on the department’s radar. “We’re regularly checking businesses and there are some things we’ve found that we’re not comfortable or happy with, but the state health department and state crime lab have not determined them to be illegal,” Woelkers said. While state law now bans the sale of K2, Spice and similar synthetic drugs, manufacturers are continuing to develop new …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Five people were arraigned in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township on charges ranging from running a drug house out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop and selling illegal drugs.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says some heroin users in the county are as young as 13.
Heroin cases in Macomb County have changed--and are more numerous. According to Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, many people who had heroin overdoses 15 to 20 years ago were “people living on the streets that would shoot it up.” But that changed about seven years ago when heroin use started to rise in Macomb. “Now you’re going in homes with good family structures, good students, star athletes, and we’re losing a lot of young people there,” Wickersham said. To decrease heroin use in Macomb County, he said, arrested people need a good support system, so they don’t end up using again after they leave jail. “We’ve tried over the years to arrest our way out of this problem, and it really doesn’t happen,” he said. “We’ve got to try to get out there …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Macomb County residents will have 10 locations to drop of unused and expired prescription medications for DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, Sept. 29.
During exam time, a single Adderall pill can be sold for up to $20 in the hallways and parking lots of area high schools. “It depends on the time of year, but it’s a hot commodity,” said Chuck Ahee, Chippewa Valley High School senior. Ahee was one of several members of the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families to join Congressman Sander Levin (D, MI-12), Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith and Clinton Township Chief of Police Fred Posavetz at a press conference Thursday to highlight the fifth annual DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. From Mount Clemens to Warren and Eastpointe to Romeo, 10 locations across Macomb County will serve as collection sites for unused and…