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Michigan State Police seize $800K in cash, 36K illegal prescriptions from suspected suppliers

Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 16:01:11-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police seized more than $800,000 in cash and more than 36,000 illegal prescriptions after a four-month investigation into the sale of illegal prescription drugs.

On Dec. 9, troopers served eight search warrants in Dearborn, Garden City, Inkster and Lincoln Park.

Two suspects, a 36-year-old man from Dearborn and a 42-year-old man from Inkster, were arrested.

In addition to the cash and prescriptions, four luxury cars, $300,000 in watches and nine guns were also seized.

As part of this investigation, a warehouse was located which contained a marijuana grow operation in excess of 100 plants.

Those individuals arrested during this investigation are believed to be a major supplier of illegal prescription drugs in the metro Detroit area. These suspects were released pending authorization of charges, police say.