LANSING – An undercover sting operation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula resulted in the arrest of a local man for seeking out an officer posing as an underage girl online for sex.

William Michael Brunk, 26, of Baraga, was arraigned Wednesday at the 97th District Court on the following charges:

One count of child sexually abusive activity, a 20-year felony;
One count of using a computer to commit a crime, a 20-year felony;
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.

The DEA Laboratory has found that, of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of ten now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA's previous announcement in 2021 that four out of ten fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills were found to contain a potentially lethal dose.

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Defendants continued making false claims after receiving notices of penalty offenses; must turn over $2.6 million and stop deceptive moneymaking claims

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against DK Automation and its owners, Kevin David Hulse and David Shawn Arnett for using unfounded claims of big returns to entice consumers into moneymaking schemes involving Amazon business packages, business coaching, and cryptocurrency. The FTC’s complaint alleges that the defendants promised consumers that they could “generate passive income on autopilot” when the truth was that few consumers ever made money from these schemes.

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CINCINNATI—Over the past three weeks U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati seized ten shipments of narcotics being moved from and through the United States to countries around the world. Combined, the shipments held nearly 100 pounds of dangerous and illegal narcotics: about 74 pounds of cocaine and 24 pounds of methamphetamine, which could have a cumulative U.S. street value of up to $1,214,640.

On October 17, CBP Narcotics Detector Dog (NDD) “Bico” alerted to a socket set enroute from California to New Zealand. Officers conducted a physical inspection and found the casing around the tools had been hollowed out and filled with methamphetamine.

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MANAMA, Bahrain – On Nov. 8, U.S. 5th Fleet intercepted a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman smuggling lethal aid, including a large quantity of explosive material, from Iran to Yemen.

U.S. Coast Guard ship USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146) and guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) interdicted the vessel as it transited international waters. Patrol coastal ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) and Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians from U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force 56 also assisted during a weeklong effort to fully search the vessel and verify the type of material found.

U.S. forces discovered more than 70 tons of ammonium perchlorate, a powerful oxidizer commonly used to make rocket and missile fuel as well as explosives. This is U.S. 5th Fleet’s first ever interdiction of ammonium perchlorate.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released operational statistics for October 2022.

CBP Southwest Border Enforcement Numbers for October 2022

The large number of individuals fleeing failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba is contributing to an increased number of migrants attempting to cross the border.

Monthly Southwest Border Encounters:
September 2022 Southwest Land Border (SBO) Venezuelan encounters = 33,804
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