Drug Enforcement

One LPD officer is assigned to the State, Sheriff, and City Enforcement of Narcotic Team (SSCENT). This drug concept team is supervised by the Michigan State Police and is staffed by a number of local departments.

Reporting Drug Activity
  • Do you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood?
  • If you are attempting to report a crime in progress, call 911.
  • If you have information related to illegal drug activity call SSCENT at 800-994-TIPS (800-994-8477).
  • If you are calling to report non-emergency information, call 231-869-5858.
Confidentially Report Information
The State's, Sheriff's, Chief's Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) and your local police and prosecutors need the help of citizens to report suspicious activity that may be drug related. Only the people living in the neighborhood know when strangers are on their streets. If you think there may be drug trafficking in your community, the following tips provided by area Police Departments can be used to gather information.

When you see suspected drug activity, get as much information as possible. Try to be as specific as possible. Information about what you have observed yourself is the most valuable. Word of mouth or indirect information can and should be reported but it is often considered to be hearsay or second-hand knowledge, especially if reported by an anonymous caller.

Information to Report

In calling to report suspected drug activity, try to provide as much of the following information as possible:
  • Street name, house number and description of the house where there is suspected drug activity, be specific
  • Doors used by customers
  • Property owner's name
  • Busiest time of the day that activity is observed, as well as the busiest day of the week
  • Type of drugs being sold
  • Where the dealer and/or customer works, the description of their vehicles and license numbers