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Wayne County Relaunches 'Narcotics And Morality Unit' To Fight Drugs, Prostitution

DETROIT (WWJ) - Wayne County is bringing back its "Narcotics and Morality Unit" to combat drugs and prostitution.

Sheriff's Deputy Chief Mike Jafaar says the unit, which was disbanded a year ago due to budget cuts, was revived as of Oct. 1 as a pilot program.

Jafaar told WWJ Newsradio 950's Sandra McNeill the Sheriff's office has already received multiple calls with tips from residents about problem areas.

"We're going to be handling some spots county-wide where we've gotten multiple complaints on prostitution and drug activity, and with this program being up and running as a pilot program we're looking forward to cleaning up the areas of concern," he said.

As for those who think prostitution and drugs are victimless crimes, Jafaar says he disagrees.

"Drugs...I have five kids; I'm a father and I'm proud of my children, and it's personal to me," he said. "As a parent you do your best to raise your children and individuals get devastated by the fact that they've been introduced to drugs."

"I have a 13 year-old, a 12-year-old, the list goes on and on. It's a very scary thing. It's a home-wrecker, it's a life-wrecker, and the list goes on and on. There's nothing good about drugs," Jafaar said.

The unit will be staffed by officers working overtime, paid for by forfeiture funds.

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