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Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 : 7:02 p.m.

LAWNET investigation results in arrest of man for supplying heroin in death of 20-year-old woman

By Paula Gardner

An investigation by a regional police narcotics unit led to the arrest of a Detroit man following the death of a 20-year-old woman last week from a heroin overdose, according to a report on

The story details how the 20-year-old victim, a woman from Brighton Township, died on Friday at her home.

Undercover investigators with the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency helped police identify the suspect as her drug dealer, according to the report. That man was ordered held on a $1 million bond.

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Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 3:45 p.m.

THE SELF AND THE KNOWING-SELF : Thank you Oscar for your suggestion that the drug user must accept responsibility for the consequences of his/her own actions. I am part of that extended community in which myself and the drug user live together. If I remain silent, if I fail to respond to the death of a member of my extended community, I would be caught up with the consequences of my silent or mute behavior. I am an advocate of Individualism and I find time to speak about things that affect others. We need to find and communicate with those potential drug users and involve them in a conversation about stories of this kind which I am frequently reading at If a person is already addicted to a Substance, the person needs professional help. I am trying to reach a few potential drug users who have not progresssed to this condition called addiction. They can be more easily helped. I have known drug users and I have also known people who have no drug cravings. In the real world, there are real people with a variety of physical and mental problems and they are not using drugs to find relief or to change their moods. I spent my time with healthy people with healthy attitudes while they live in the same society where the drug users live. I divide man into two categories;1. The Self that represents man as a physical, mental, and social being, and 2. The Knowing-Self that represents man as a moral, and spiritual being. The Knowing-Self has the ability called discernment and it easily distinguishes the difference between good and bad. The Knowing-Self also knows the thoughts, the feelings, and the mood of the man represented by The Self. If those thoughts, the feelings, and the mood involve the ideas of using drugs or substances, the Knowing-Self would know about it. So, if you represent the Knowing-Self, speak about those thoughts or ideas that are driving you to use drugs or chemical substances.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 9:26 p.m.

The addict/user ultimately bears the responsibility of her/his life. Blaming others will not bring her back. I am sad to here she died before recovery, but we all know the chance(maybe die) we take whenever we put a foreign substance into our body and brain. She, as many addicts will find drugs when they need it. So if it wasn't this guy, it would have been another dealer. Heroin is a drug that is very dangerous because you don't know what they have cut it with. Flourescent lights have been found as the cut in cocaine and heroin, amongst many other harmful substances. So if you go into a big city to'cop' you know the risk(of your life) that exists. Let's not forget the danger of "copping" too. That alone could result in your death, especially in a city like Detroit. People take chances to satisfy the T.H.I.Q. in their brain that will trick you into many falsehoods just to be satisfied. It's not like people aren't aware of all the risks that come with using drugs. It's a gamble..some survive..some don't.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 5:16 p.m.

The Science of Spirituality : We read this story with much sadness and the problem may not go away by assigning the blame to the user or the supplier. We are fighting an expensive war in Afghanistan from where much of the heroin that is produced in various drug labs originates. The drug is not being eliminated at its source. To treat addicts, to help them in recovery and their rehabilitation is very expensive. Rich people may afford the costs of such intensive drug rehabilitation care. To catch the offenders, to investigate drug related crimes, to prosecute them, and to imprison them also costs a fortune. The use of prescription drugs for pain relief appears to be an aggravating problem. Pain relief medication is being prescribed without proper evaluation of pain. In Michael Jackson's case, it has been revealed that the doctor has administered a drug as the patient demanded the same. The doctor has basically failed to know the reason for the pain and made no attempt to address the real problem that is driving the person to seek relief by using medication. When we consider the human organism as a biotic community, a community of trillions of individual cells, we will be able to encourage a relationship, a partnership, an association between man and of all these cells based upon feelings, and thoughts of compassion, and sympathy. The Spirituality that I describe involves man's relationship with the cells of his own body. Man becomes pain tolerant, and pain resistant when he lets feelings of compassion and sympathy govern his relationship when he witnesses the presence of pain in his own body. It is my impression that people who are pain tolerant and pain resistant will not depend upon chemical stimulants and have no drug cravings.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 1:09 p.m.

Where is the photo of the perp?

Paula Gardner

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 2:20 p.m.

It's included in the original story. Just click "Read the full story" and you'll see it.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 10:10 a.m.

People seem to want to deny the accountability fact of the addict/user. Blame the dealer. I don't hear anybody blaming the alcohol or tobacco companies for destroying many lives. It's always the user's fault in them cases. But when it come to a hard narcotic, it's the dealers fault. I disagree. It is the user's fault. It is a consequence of his/her decisions. Unless the dealer knowingly put something in drug to kill people..which I highly doubt..I see no blame for him. He is just supplying product for demand..just like out alcohol and tobacco companies do. Do we blame doctors who have people on 15 or so different scripts. They are the biggest DRUG PUSHERS. Do we blame liquor we blame bars(very rare)..Just because the gov't has made other drugs(including alcohol) legal, doesn't mean they aren't pushers of a mind altering substance..... From a recovering addict of 15 yrs.

Ron Granger

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 1:23 p.m.

I don't think anyone is denying the user's role in their own death. They, along with their family and friends, have already paid the ultimate price. This law holds the source accountable; rightfully I think. People cannot make heroin - these deaths are only facilitiated by a dealer. And to your other point, yes, MDs should be busted too. This same law should apply to them. But I don't think it does. The statistics on over-prescription are shocking. And the drug companies are making billions.

Basic Bob

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 9:41 a.m.

Heroin users don't move up from marijuana, cocaine, or meth. Usually it is synthetic opioids like Oxycontin or Vicodin that are prescribed for pain. Sometimes these are sold or stolen. Other times, a doctor prescribes them and the patient gets hooked. Most people don't get addicted, but some do. When these run out, heroin becomes an option. You can put all the dealers in jail but it won't stop an addict. The only thing that works is treatment and a recovery program, and that is not guaranteed.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 2:45 a.m.

WE should be going after the drug dealers in white coats like this as well. Conrad Murray was a personal drug dealer and is waay undercharged.

David Briegel

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 2:02 a.m.

Congrats, you got him AFTER she was dead! Maybe a little less attention to dispensaries and pot smokers and the death may have been prevented! Good post Bradyhokebeliever!


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 1:26 a.m.

Good Job. Now go get the thousands of the other hard drug dealers too.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 1:20 a.m.

Great Job to all units and teams that helped in the arrest of this suspect! Keep holding him...I'm sure he will spend many more Birthdays in jail or prison. Drug dealers don't work or have a job, they are useless to any community. I wish more people would call in suspected drug dealers.


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 1:25 a.m.

I agree, but "what jobs are you implying?


Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 12:47 a.m.

Wow, great job Lawnet! Finally you guys did something the people (all people of good will that is) can congratulate you on. Heroin, Cocaine, Meth. That's how you - Lawnet - can really make a difference. Keep the focus on the family/community/life destroying drugs and I promise you we'll all be behind you!