WKQS – Workgroup to Knockout Questionable Substances

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Narcotics Prevention

Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team

Landmines explode like TNT. I was UPSET it was my job to HUNT for them. I walked through the field waving my MAGNET side to side. I could smell the SSCENT as SWET rolled off my forehead and made my eye STING like a snake had stuck it’s FANG in it. I heard a click under my foot and took out my BAYANET, thinking the whole time that this cannot be SANE.

The all-caps words may seem very aggressive, but they are all names used by narcotics prevention organizations inside of Michigan. While they do seem like practical names, the acronyms can be a little…out there. This list was found while researching for a news story related to UPSET.

UPSET – Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team
HUNT – Huron Undercover Narcotics Team
MAGNET – Mid-Michigan Area Group Narcotics Enforcement Team
SSCENT – State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team
SWET – Southwest Enforcement Team
STING – Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group
TNT – Traverse Narcotics Team
FANG – Flint Area Narcotics Group
BAYANET – Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team
SANE – Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement

You can find out more about UPSET and the other organizations by clicking here.

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