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News Release
March 1, 2003

Thousands Of Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Grosse Point Park, Michigan

photo of seized marijuanaDetroit, MI- On March 1, 2003, the Melvindale, Michigan Police Department contacted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Detroit office with information regarding a major marijuana shipment that was connected to an ongoing DEA/Michigan State Police investigation. The information provided by the Melvindale Police Department indicated that a tractor-trailer containing a large truckload of marijuana had arrived in the Detroit area and was to be delivered to a home in the upscale community of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

Members of the Melvindale Police, DEA Detroit and the Michigan State Police COMET Narcotics Unit acted on the Melvindale Police information and seized approximately 3,700 pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement officers arrested a truck driver who subsequently agreed to cooperate. Agents conducted a controlled delivery to the marijuana recipient at 1404 Devonshire in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Local resident John BROSNAN was arrested as he took possession of the marijuana. Brosnan was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Detroit and charged with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

"This marijuana seizure and the progress made in the investigation could not have happened without the Melvindale Police Department and their investigators recognizing the significance of the organization and working cooperatively with the DEA and the Michigan State Police," said Michael A. Braun, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Detroit Field Division.


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