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Blue Water bridge as seen from Sarnia, Ontario crossing the St. Clair River into Port Huron, Michigan

Posted 4 years ago by Detroit Bail Bonds


Port Huron Crime Reports: Border patrol steps up drug interception efforts at the Blue Water Bridge

Efforts to curtail drug trafficking at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron have resulted the seizing of hundreds of pounds of drugs over the past several weeks.

One of the most significant incidents occurred Oct. 23, when border agents seized 280 pounds of cocaine at the Port Huron-Ontario border as a result of general inspections. According to various news reports, the drugs originated in Mexico. The commercial truck driver, an Ontario resident, allegedly picked them up in Texas and was planning to take them to Canada. Reports say he crossed the border into the United States 25 times over the past six months.

Recent Port Huron crime news includes the seizure of thousands of pounds of drugs at the Blue Water Bridge. A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan is another topic St. Clair County residents are interested in.Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that more than 1,650 pounds of marijuana had been seized at the Port Huron-Ontario border over the past several weeks. The first of these incidents involved the discovery of 14 concealed packages of marijuana, which totaled more than 300 pounds, in a Canadian tractor-trailer. During the following 10 days, officers found 63 additional packages, weighing more than 1,300 pounds.

Around St. Clair County: Local officials voice concerns about proposal to legalize marijuana

Although many residents are for the ballot proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Michigan, several local leaders are speaking against it. That includes some law enforcement officials in St. Clair County, who have voiced concerns about the secondary effects of marijuana legalization.

As reported in the Port Huron Times Herald, St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wendling said he was concerned about people driving under the influence of marijuana and marijuana-related thefts, as well as the possibility that the drug could wind up in the hands of children.

St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon voiced similar concerns and said he was “adamantly opposed” to the proposal.

In the Port Huron Times Herald article, he says that the proposal comes with no funds for additional law enforcement. He said there have been many cases of violence related to marijuana, and that legalization would only open the door to additional crimes like these.

 

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