March 7, 2017 (FLINT, Mich) — Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson held a press conference Tuesday to announce what an exceptional month officers assigned to the Crime Area Target Team just had. In February alone, Johnson said the team got hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal drugs, guns and cash off the streets of Flint.
“I just wanted to thank the residents for supporting the Flint Police Department and the CAT Team,” said Johnson. “I want the residents to know we are out there doing the work they have asked us to do.”
Officers laid out over $30,000 in cash, dozens of guns and ammunition, garbage bags filled with marijuana plants, prescription drugs and even crystal methamphetamine. The items were recovered as part of 19 different investigations over the course of 28 days.
“This is a graphic illustration of the CAT Team’s efforts last month,” said Johnson. “Because these items are off the streets, the city is that much safer.”
When asked what has been the most surprising about all the items recovered last month, one veteran officer said the crystal meth.
“This is the first time we’ve seen true crystal meth in this amount in the City of Flint,” stated Captain Bernritter. “This is a serious illegal drug.”
Police say officers are out working hard, risking their lives daily to make Flint a better place. They say if residents and police continue to work together it will make a difference.
“Residents know best what’s going on in their neighborhoods,” said Bernritter. “If you see illegal activity happening call us and let us know so we can do something about it.”