|Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.|
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Tuesday, December 19, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that four people have been sentenced for participating in a southeast Michigan opioid and human trafficking ring. The four individuals involved in running the multi-county drug and human trafficking ring have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, according to a December 19 press release obtained by Purple Walrus Press from the office of Bill Schuette.
According to the press release, “Opioid addiction is an ever-growing problem and many traffickers use it as a way to force their victims to remain captive,” said Schuette. “Today’s sentencing should serve as a warning to traffickers who get their victims hooked on drugs as a way to prey on them. We know the game being played, and I will take these dangerous individuals off the street. I would like to thank the law enforcement officers from Oakland and Macomb Counties, as well as our federal partners at the FBI for their hard work on this case.”
The defendants were sentenced Tuesday, December 19, 2017 before the Honorable Wendy Potts in Oakland County Circuit Court.