Man Arrested After Canton Police Find Crack Cocaine
The following information has been provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Canton Township Police stopped a driver Aug. 24 while on patrol at eastbound Michigan Ave. near Lotz Road when officers observed the driver apparently trying to avoid being seen by the passing police car at Willow Acres Motel, 40139 Michigan Ave., according to a police report.
When the officer approached the motel, the driver sped away from police, the report said, and the officer followed the driver by car around the building and back to a parking space at the motel.
When police caught up to the driver, the officer noticed what smelled like marijuana inside the vehicle and handcuffed the driver until help arrived.
When a second officer arrived, he surveyed the scene around the patch the man had taken while circling the building and found a plastic bag full of a substance resembling crack cocaine and an apparent marijuana blunt along the route.
When police searched the driver’s car, they found another bag of suspected crack cocaine inside a cupholder ashtray. Police also found a small bag of suspected marijuana beneath where the patrol car had been parked behind the suspect’s car, the report said.
The suspected marijuana in the blunt and in the bag both tested positive, as did the suspected crack cocaine found along the route by the motel, the report said. The bag of suspected crack cocaine found in the car came back inconclusive, however, the report said.
The man told police the substance was not crack cocaine, but it was a substance he had put together one day when he needed some gas money.
The man admitted to owning the marijuana but denied owning the bag of crack cocaine. Police also confiscated $330 in cash, the report said. .
Police will pursue drug charges against the man, the report said.
Man cited on charges of marijuana possession
Canton Township Police stopped a vehicle Aug. 24 that was en route to Holiday Estates mobile home park near Geddes Road for a broken brake light, according to a police report.
The police officer asked the driver if he could search the vehicle and the man did not answer, according to the report. The officer asked twice if there was anything in the vehicle police should be aware of and the man admitted there was a small amount of marijuana, the report said.
The man told police someone had gotten into his vehicle and put the marijuana there, the report said.
Police located a sandwich bag with marijuana between the driver seat and center console of the vehicle, along with a silver pipe with burnt marijuana lying on the passenger seat.
Police also found the passenger, who had previously provided a false name, had a warrant out of Canton. Police cited the driver on marijuana possession charges and the passenger on charges of giving false information. Both were given a Sept. 5 court date at 35th District Court in Plymouth.
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