Canton Police Find Marijuana, Scale Disguised as Cell Phone in Vehicle Search

The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Canton Township Police were on patrol Nov. 30 at Palmer and Lilley when they stopped a vehicle traveling westbound with a burned-out driver’s side headlight, according to a police report.

When police made contact with the driver, an officer smelled what he believed to be marijuana, the report said, and saw a plate in the back seat with what appeared to be marijuana residue.

The officer called for backup and a police dog to assist, the report said.

The driver turned over a baggie of the substance believed to be marijuana and Zig Zag-brand rolling papers to the officer, the report said.

When police searched the vehicle, an officer recovered what appeared to be a cell phone, the report said. However, the item actually was a scale with a false cover designed to look like a cell phone.

Police arrested the man on charges of marijuana possession, the report said. The substance field-tested positive as 1.7 grams of marijuana. 


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