Undercover police made more drug-related arrests last year in northeastern
Michigan, reversing a three-year trend of declines.
The head of the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group said the increase
was still within the normal range of activity for the agency.
"We were up significantly from 1999, but overall, for the last 10 years, we
are running about par," said Detective Lt. Mark D. Chapman, STING unit
Chapman presented STING's 2000 annual activity report on Wednesday to the
Iosco County Board of Commissioners. The report details the agency's
drug-fighting efforts last year in its service area of Arenac, Crawford,
Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon counties.
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