Detroit police recover $44K, drugs after traffic stop

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit Police recovered more than $44,000 in cash and arrested a 47-year-old man in a drug bust, officials said Wednesday.

The suspect, who has not yet been formally charged, was arrested at about 4 a.m. Saturday in the area of Grand River Avenue and the Interstate 96 service drive, according to authorities.

Detroit Police said they recovered cash, crystal meth and marijuana in the arrest.

Police said he was driving a 2017 Ford Edge and failed to stop at a red light.

Officers then saw the same vehicle turn into a parking lot to avoid another traffic signal at Grand River and Schaefer Highway, officials said.

Police then executed a traffic stop. As the officers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong odor of marijuana, authorities said.

After searching the vehicle, police said they found $44,234 in cash, 2,174 grams of crystal meth (about 4.8 pounds) and 3,921 grams (8.6 pounds) of marijuana.