DETROIT (WJBK) - After a West Bloomfield woman overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl, the police department went several cities out of its jurisdiction track down the supplier of the illicit drugs.
Police raided a home on Detroit's east side around 9 a.m. Wednesday and arrested a suspected drug dealer. The Special Response Team and Michigan State Police all descended on the home and took a 41-year-old man into custody.
According to West Bloomfield Deputy Police Chief Curt Lawson, the death happened in their city earlier this month.
"On August 8, we had a young lady who was found deceased and we learned through our investigation that she died from a heroin overdose which was laced with fentanyl," Lawson said.
The woman who died - a wife and mother - is not being identified at this time.
However, the investigation lead police to the home on Dean where they seized evidence and arrested who they think was the dangerous dealer.
"We can find out who the dealers are and we're going to go after them, and that took us out of our jurisdiction but we can do that," Lawson said.
Despite being one of the safest communities in the country, West Bloomfield is more evidence that there isn't a city or area immune from the opioid crisis.
"We've had over 30 different overdoses in the last three years - nine of those have resulted in death so it affects us here too," he said.
Police did not identify the suspected dealer.