PORT HURON, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Area Port of Port Huron seized approximately 113 pounds of MDMA at the at the Blue Water Bridge, July 25th.

Officers were conducting inspections of inbound commercial cargo shipments when vacuum-sealed packages were was discovered, comingled among a shipment of legitimate goods. The contents were identified as MDMA through subsequent testing.

Governor misrepresents job announcements as jobs

By Jamie A. Hope

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer boasted in an Aug. 2 tweet that she has been successful in luring investments in battery manufacturing plants, claiming the subsidized plants will add thousands of jobs. But the record shows a different story.

“If you’re keeping score, when I took office, we had 0 battery manufacturing facilities. Soon we will have 5,” Whitmer wrote. “We’ve brought home more than $16 billion in projects and secured over 16,000 jobs building EVs, batteries, semiconductors and clean energy.”

The job numbers Whitmer cites in her tweet are potential future jobs that have been announced, not positions that are currently filled, available, or in the process of being created. Such misleading and sometimes false claims have been a hallmark of Whitmer’s administration.

Implementing legislation goes far beyond mandate of last year’s voting referendum

By Therese Boudreaux

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an election reform bill package into law July 18 that will implement Proposal 2 requirements and more.

“Michiganders spoke with a clear, united voice in November when they voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prop 2, expanding voting rights,” she tweeted. “Today, I'm proud to sign bipartisan legislation implementing the will of the people, ensuring their voices are heard in every election.”

Proposal 2, a Michigan constitutional amendment that changed election procedures and expanded voting options, passed last year with 60% of the vote. But the bill package meant to implement those changes will also increase the Secretary of State’s power on how, when, and where to conduct elections.

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Bridge of the Americas cargo facility intercepted 146 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were concealed in a large commercial ice cream maker that was being transported from Mexico to the U.S.

“The vast majority of commercial shipments CBP officers process pose little risk however seizures like this remind us all that drugs can be concealed almost anywhere and that we must remain constantly vigilant,” said acting CBP El Paso Port Director Luis Mejia.

A federal jury convicted a Florida man for his role in a $54 million bribery and kickback scheme involving TRICARE, a federal program that provides health insurance benefits to active duty and retired service members and their families.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, David Byron Copeland, 55, of Tallahassee, was a part-owner and senior sales manager at Florida Pharmacy Solutions (FPS), a Florida-based pharmacy that specialized in compounded prescription drugs. Copeland, along with his accomplices, engaged in a practice known as “test billing” to develop the most expensive combination of compounded drugs to maximize reimbursement from TRICARE.   more...
PORT HURON, Mich.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Area Port of Port Huron intercepted approximately 200 pounds of cocaine at the Blue Water Bridge port of entry, June 8.

Officers were conducting inspections of outbound commercial cargo when the cocaine was discovered, co-mingled among a shipment of goods.