According to a recent article by the Detroit Free Press, Detroit has become a major supplier of OxyContin - also known in the street as Blue, Kicker, and Hillbilly Heroin - to states as far away as Maine. According to a veteran Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit, who works in the same office that Mr. Freeman worked in from 2000 to 2007, Detroit has been a source of supply of OxyContin down the I-75 corridor.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, after two days of testimony by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the United States District Court in Detroit granted the defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment, and immediately released Jesus Manuel Caro-Villalobos of Silt, Colorado, from custody. The Court ruled that the government clearly violated Mr. Caro's constitutional right to a speedy-trial. See U.S. v. Caro-Villalobos, EDMI, # 00-80572