Initiative aimed at stopping drug pipeline from Tennessee to Detroit a “success,” DA says

(CBS DETROIT) – The initiative aimed at stopping the flow of drugs coming from Detroit to Tennessee and other states has been a success, according to a Tennessee-area district attorney.

Since it was started nearly 2 ½ months ago in mid-December, what’s called the “313 Initiative” has led to major drug busts.

According to the district attorney, it’s led to 73 arrests, the seizure of 12 pounds of meth, heroin and fentanyl, two pounds of cocaine and more than $200,000 in cash. 

More than 40 guns, including eight stolen guns, were taken during the drug busts as well.

“Our goal is to remove the drugs, the guns and the violent activity from our streets,” said Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen. “So the more drugs and guns we can remove, the safer our community can be.”

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