Jackson heroin dealer arrested; believed to be linked to numerous overdoses

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JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Police in Jackson say a man considered to be the main guy regarding heroin in the city is now in police custody after weeks of investigation. A house in the 600 block of West Ganson Street was subject to a four week long stakeout that led to one person being arrested over heroin.

Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team Det. Sgt. Benjamin Sullivan said, “detectives recovered approximately 20 packets of heroin, two handguns which we believe to have been stolen, as well as some cash proceeds that we suspect to have been from narcotics transactions. The search warrant was done as part of an investigation into delivery of heroin causing death.”

According to police, a packet equals a tenth of a gram and they believe this person had enough heroin going through the Jackson house to support numerous habits.

“We believe he’s supplying a lot of heroin users with the substance they’re using and based on the amount of customers so to speak,” said Det. Sgt. Sullivan.

Meaning many users felt the direct effects from this dealer.

Det. Sgt. Sullivan said, “based on the number of customers that we’ve seen we would expect there would be a number of individuals who have overdosed and perhaps not died.”

Police know this is a situation to stay on top of.

“We need to continue to take a strong look at how are these pills . . . these opiates making it out there and continue to be supplied to the addicts,” said Jackson Police Department Deputy Chief Elmer Hitt.

Charges may be brought to Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka by mid next week.

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