HUNT 2011 annual report
The Huron Undercover Narcotics Team has released its 2011 annual report.
The report reveals the team initiated fewer investigations and made fewer drug arrests than in 2010, but the street value of drugs seized was higher.
HUNT initiated 209 investigations last year, of which 118 were drug related. That compares to the 237 investigations in 2010, of which 129 were drug related.
The team encountered its first methamphetaine lab and psilocybin or hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation in 2011. It confiscated drugs with a street value of nearly $860,000, a record amount. Marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms accounted for 98 percent of that total.
The amount of heroin and cocaine seized in 2011 was down substantially over the previous two years.
HUNT was established in 1990 as a multi-jurisdictional task force, operating in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. It is controlled by a board of directors and supervised by Michigan State Police.
During the team’s 21 year’s of service, HUNT has seized nearly $8-million of illicit drugs, as well as 412 illegal firearms.