Police will destroy about 1.5 tons of illegal drugs seized last year now that court cases related to the drugs have wrapped up.
Cocaine, heroin, marijuana and various pills will be taken to an undisclosed location this morning and burned, police officials said in a release. The disposal is the first of the year.
The drugs have a street value of $83.3 million, police said. In 2007, about $64.5 million worth of drugs were seized by officers, police said.
Santiago Esparza / The Detroit News / Friday, July 17, 2009