Cocaine, Marijuana Seized by Canton Police During Traffic Stop
The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
Canton Township Police were patrolling eastbound Michigan Avenue west of Interstate 275 when a dark green 1996 Ford Windstar was spotted that police believed belongs to a man with an outstanding child support warrant out of Oakland County, according to a police report.
Police stopped the vehicle when it traveled across the solid white lane marker to enter the southbound I-275 ramp, the report said. The man did not have a driver’s license and told police he was trying to get his license cleared up with the help of his lawyer.
Police handcuffed and searched the man and had his vehicle towed. Before towing, however, police gathered the man’s belongings and found a pill bottle lying on the floor between the two front seats of the vehicle. The man told police the medication was for his shingles, but told police he did not need it, the report said.
An officer took the pill bottle to place into inventory and noticed the bottle was filled halfway with blue pills, and on top of the pills were two clear plastic baggies, the report said. One baggie had a white powdery substance that appeared to be cocaine, and the second bag had what appeared to be a burnt marijuana joint, the report said. The man told police he had found the substances at a party the night before but denied ownership of the items.
The white substance tested positive as 2.4 grams of cocaine, the report said. The suspected marijuana also tested positive, with 1.2 grams reported.
Police will pursue charges against the man, but specific charges were not included in the report.
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