Authorities: Drug suspects used senior housing

Police said suspects intimidated residents and took over seniors' apartments.

DETROIT (AP) - The Wayne County sheriff's department says the agency is working with federal authorities, Wayne State University police, the Wayne County prosecutor's office and others on the Monday sweep that includes buildings in Detroit's downtown area.

The office of Sheriff Benny Napoleon says drug suspects intimidated residents and took over seniors' apartments to sell narcotics.

The sheriff's department says the "Save our Seniors" investigation began last year following a complaint to the Detroit Housing Commission, and authorities are working to round up about 40 suspects. Some are to face state charges and others federal prosecution.

Wayne State University police say targeting such drug suspects is important to protecting quality of life.