Plymouth Township Police Cite Man on Marijuana Charges

The following information has been provided by Plymouth Township and Canton Township Police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

While on patrol on southbound Haggerty Road past Joy Road, stopped a man in a pickup truck who had been reported as a possible drunk driver, according to a police report.

When police stopped the driver, the officer noticed what smelled like both burnt and unburnt marijuana, noticed flakes of suspected marijuana on the driver’s shirt and saw something in the driver’s mouth.

Police asked the man to open his mouth, the report said, and the man complied. Police observed a substance believed to be marijuana inside the driver’s mouth and ordered the man to spit the substance out onto his driver’s seat.

Police arrested the man on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the report said. While searching the vehicle, police recovered three rolling papers in the truck’s center console and passenger side map case.

The substance tested positive as marijuana.

The man posted bond and was released.

Canton Police cite man on marijuana charges at Lower Rouge Recreation Area

were on patrol at 9:55 p.m. Aug. 27 near the off of Morton Taylor north of Michigan Avenue when officers saw a driver in a silver Ford Taurus enter the park, which closes at 10 p.m., according to a police report.

According to the report, the driver did a U-turn near the entrance of the park, which police found suspicious, and stopped the vehicle to investigate the driver’s activity.

The driver told police he made a wrong turn and was on his way to meet with his friends. He told police he did not have his driver’s license with him. While police checked his driving status, one officer asked the man if he had any drugs in his vehicle, and the man admitted having some marijuana in a box on his front passenger seat.

Police recovered a glass mason jar with marijuana inside in a box on the front passenger seat.

Police arrested the man on charges of marijuana possession and he was given a Sept. 12 court date at . 

For questions about this crime report, email john.mckay@patch.com.

FlyingTooLow September 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Thankfully, these desperadoes will appear in court to answer for these heinous offenses. Thus, saving America's women and children from degenerates such as these. This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences, but a look at what the 'marijuana culture' is really about. People pursuing happiness in their own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are.
FlyingTooLow September 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
Mary Sullivan September 08, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I thought you were being sarcastic about the book. You weren't! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shoulda-robbed-a-bank-hugh-yonn/1110582716 I hope that you make more money on this book than they did from you. Naw, I don't smoke.... but I think that this prohibition is ridiculous because it harms more lives than it helps.
FlyingTooLow September 08, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Hi, Mary Sullivan... No, I was NOT being 'sarcastic' about the book...I am dedicated to seeing marijuana RE-legalized.. I merely told a story that took place over a 14 year period...numerous smuggling operations that were successful, unsuccessful...or went completely sideways...but, each mission was a GREAT time. We had a lot of fun...we made a lot of money...we spent a LOT of time in prison. But our attitudes never changed..."Ain't got time for negative vibes, man!" For citizens of the United States to spend time in prison for a plant is ludicrous. What has happened to our 'free' country? I had a great time in the pot business... The people I dealt with harmed no one... I think you would like the book...it is not about death and mayhem...it is about Americans doing what we do best...live free. A million thanks for your comment. Hugh
thomas Hughes September 09, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Understand the marijuana law do exactly what they were intended to do. Stop the industrial uses of Hemp and eliminate the compition to oil. In 1935 dupont chemical invented Nylon. Duponts attemps at getting the contract for suppling ropes and riggings to the US navy were unsuccessful because the farm lobby at the time was very strong. Enter refer maddness. A group of special interest changed the name of Hemp to Marijuana (using the Mexican term) fabricated horrific things that this plant would do and pushed through congress a bill to out law this plant. This law should be over turned on the language a lone. One person testifying before congress told an all white congress that "Marijuana is used by blacks and mexicans to get white women". Also in these hearing it was stated that the law would not be used to stop the industrial uses. Which was in fact what happped. It is the only part of the law that is effective. It makes us dependant on oil. Foreign and domestic. Today this law is used to deny farmers a crop that could be worth billions keeping us dep[endant on oil. One way to stop this madness is to support a farm bill that would allow farmers to grow and utilize the plant and allow them to compete in these markets they are now being taxed out of. Yes the marijuana tax act does this. We give tax breaks to dirty oil and chemical companies and put a high tax on a plant to make its used cost prohibitive. Everything made from oil can be made from plants grown by our farmers.
FlyingTooLow September 09, 2012 at 03:49 PM
thomas Hughes... A million thanks for posting this. The word needs to spread. It time to stop the insanity and move forward. Again, thank you


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