WEST BRANCH – Michigan State Police (MSP) Narcotics team, Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Team (STING) has seized more meth in the month of January than the last three years combined. STING is a multijurisdictional task force covering Crawford, Roscommon, Iosco, Arenac, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties ran by MSP.
From 2006 to 2014 the “one pot” meth became popular according to D/Lt. Matthew Jordan, Commander of STING. When purchasing on the street, it was sold in one-gram increments.
STING saw this product become more popular from 2010 to 2014 with it being uncommon to see more than five grams. In January 2021, STING seized the largest amount with eight cases adding up to 459.5 grams. The quantities seized in 2018, 2019 and 2020 all added up to 442.2 grams in 118 cases according to D/Lt. Jordan.
Anyone with information pertaining to the use of or distribution of illegal narcotics in Crawford, Roscommon, Iosco, Arenac, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties is encouraged to make an anonymous tip at www.stingnarcotics.com.