Former State Senator among those Campaigning for Marijuana…

Former State Senator among those Campaigning for Marijuana Business in Royal Oak Township, Mel Farr Site Under Consideration (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2019) Royal Oak Township, MI- Former State Senator Virgil Smith Jr. is among those pushing for a ballot initiative that would allow recreational marijuana businesses in Royal Oak Township. If the ordinance…

May 7, 2019 Election: Royal Oak Township Millage and Marijuana on the Ballot

May 7, 2019 Election: Royal Oak Township Millage and Marijuana on the Ballot Royal Oak Township, MI – Voters in Royal Oak Township have two ballot measures on the May 7, 2019 election. Ballot Language is as follows: General Operating Millage Renewal Shall the Charter Township of Royal Oak be authorized to continue the previously…

Holly Area Community Coalition Encourages Kids to Make Good Choices

Holly Area Community Coalition Keeping Kids Safe (Nick Klempp, April 2, 2019) Holly, MI –Check out our “Get Involved Guide” for more stories about local organizations. Thank you to Bosco Lounge for sponsoring this series. The Holly Area Community Coalition, whose office is located in the Karl Richter building, has been servicing the community for…

Troy Resident who Appeared in Netflix Series “Dope” Arrested

Troy Resident who Appeared in Netflix Series “Dope” Arrested (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Feb. 1 2019) Troy, MI– On Tuesday, January 29th, Detectives assigned to the Oakland County Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET) arrested Ryan James Zettell, a 21-year-old resident of Troy for drug trafficking throughout Oakland County and surrounding communities. Zettell goes by the street…

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network Expanding Substance Use Disorders Services

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network Expanding Substance Use Disorders Services (OIHN, Aug. 29, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Oakland County, is expanding its practice to include substance use disorder treatment by offering Medication Assisted Treatment. OIHN service expansion comes after its operational site visit from…

13 Police Departments Join Hope Not Handcuffs to Connect Addicts with Help

13 Police Departments Join Hope Not Handcuffs to Connect Addicts with Help Bloomfield Township, Clawson, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Waterford Township, West Bloomfield, White Lake and Wixom, MI – The Hope Not Handcuffs program began in Macomb County with a simple idea, giving police department the tools…

Waterford Police Seek Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Addiction Recovery Program

Waterford Police Seek Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Addiction Recovery Program Waterford, MI – Waterford Police have committed to participation in the Hope Not handcuffs initiative. Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative of Families Against Narcotics. The program is aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations, and individuals seeking assistance together in an effort to…

Waterford Police Seek Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Addiction Recovery Program

Waterford Police Seek Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Addiction Recovery Program Waterford, MI – Waterford Police have committed to participation in the Hope Not handcuffs initiative. Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative of Families Against Narcotics. The program is aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations, and individuals seeking assistance together in an effort to…

Waterford Police Seek Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Addiction Recovery Program

Waterford Police Seek Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Addiction Recovery Program Waterford, MI – Waterford Police have committed to participation in the Hope Not handcuffs initiative. Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative of Families Against Narcotics. The program is aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations, and individuals seeking assistance together in an effort to…

Armada Man Arrested at Beaumont, Accused of Smoking Crack in Hospital Bathroom

Armada Man Arrested at Beaumont, Accused of Smoking Crack in Hospital Bathroom (Troy Police, Jan. 14, 2018) Troy, MI- William Beaumont Hospital – Troy, 44201 Dequindre Road, 1/7/2018, 8:45 PM: Security Officers responded to a patient’s room on request of his nurse who stated he was acting suspicious and possibly using narcotics.  The security officers…

Following 12 Drug Trafficking Indictments, Sheriff Puts Heroin Problem in Context

Following 12 Drug Trafficking Indictments, Sheriff Puts Heroin Problem in Context (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2017) Pontiac, MI – A dozen Oakland County residents have been charged with selling heroin mixed with fentanyl, seven of whom were charged with distribution resulting in death, revealed Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard in a press conference Wednesday…

Bryan’s Hope in Waterford Earns Outstanding Volunteer Org. Award

Bryan’s Hope in Waterford Earns Outstanding Volunteer Org. Award (Michigan Community Service Coalition, July 13, 2017) Waterford, MI – Among the 49 winners of 2017 Governor’s Service Awards were six people or groups from Oakland County, including Bryan’s Hope. The winners are individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their commitment to volunteerism,…