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Nearly 1 Kilo Of Heroin Seized From Lansing Home

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The Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad seized nearly one kilogram of heroin from a Lansing home late Monday night.

The heroin was seized from an apartment on Forest Road on Lansing's east side.

A search warrant was executed following several undercover purchases from the suspect residing at the apartment.

Metro investigators also seized a handgun, scales, paraphernalia, cash and a vehicle.

The suspect is 22-year-old Christopher Bell. Prior to this incident he was already on probation for a prior heroin arrest in 2010. A woman and a 2-1/2 year old child were in the apartment at the time of the search warrant.

Child protective services were contacted and placed the child elsewhere pending further investigation. The Metro Squad was also assisted by the Lansing Police Department.

"This is the largest seizure of heroin by Metro Squad investigators in my 13 years supervising this team," said Detective First Lieutenant Timothy Gill of the Michigan State Police.

Gill is the commander of the First District Drug Task Force Section and oversees the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad.

"Heroin trafficking and use has significantly increased over the past couple of years. There have been numerous heroin overdoses throughout the area and several known overdose deaths."

Street value of the heroin seized is approximately $75,000.

Bell was arraigned Tuesday on four felony counts relating to delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and felony firearm.

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash/surety.

The Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force that investigates drug trafficking throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.

Citizens with information regarding heroin trafficking or other illegal drugs are encouraged to call the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad at (517) 394-5588.

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