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Updated: Biggest Heroin Bust in 13 Years

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Updated: Biggest Heroin Bust in 13 Years

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Feb 28, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar 1, 2012

LANSING - The Tri-County Narcotics squad makes its biggest heroin seizure in over a decade. The Tri-County Narcotics squad seized nearly one kilogram, about one-and-a-half pounds, of heroin at an apartment on Forest Road in southeast Lansing Monday night. They also seized cash, a handgun, scales and other drug paraphernalia, as well as a vehicle.

22-year-old Christopher Bell was arrested and charged with four felony counts for delivery and possession of heroin, and a firearms charge. Bell was already on probation for a 2010 heroin arrest.

"This is the largest seizure of heroin by Metro Squad investigators in my 13 years supervising this team," stated Detective First Lieutenant Timothy Gill of the Michigan State Police. "Heroin trafficking and use has significantly increased over the past couple of years. There have been numerous heroin overdoses throughout the area and several known overdose deaths."

Lt. Gill says the Street value of the heroin seized is approximately $75,000.

He says his unit conducted several undercover purchases from Bell, before executing a search warrant at his address Monday night.