CADILLAC, MI – Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post issued a traffic stop on Saturday, April 2 that turned into a drug-related arrest in County Wexford.
MSP soldiers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation at approximately 12:30 p.m. on River Street near Mitchell in Cadillac. One of the soldiers noticed a black box on the ground near the driver’s feet, police said. Police said the driver, a 43-year-old man from Evart, was asked if he wanted to show the soldiers what was inside the suitcase. According to police, the man opened the case and revealed a small glass vial containing what he suspected was methamphetamine.
The man was asked to exit the vehicle and a fixed-blade knife fell from the sun visor onto the driver’s seat as he exited the vehicle, police said.
Police say the man was accompanied by his 9-year-old child and the child was sitting in the patrol car during the investigation. The child was picked up at the scene by a relative.
Police said they also found a glass pipe in the possession of the man and a second glass vial containing suspected narcotics was found inside the black case. The Evart man was later arrested and taken to Wexford County Jail. Police say he was also on probation out of Osceola County for operating while intoxicated and he did not appear on a warrant from the same county.
The man remains deposed pending arraignment in County Wexford’s 84th District Court.
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