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State police find $8K, oxycodone in 2 traffic stops

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police recovered marijuana, more than 100 pain pills and thousands of dollars in two area traffic stops this week.

Troopers assigned to the agency’s Special Enforcement Section, Hometown Security Team stopped a vehicle for speeding on southbound Interstate 75 near the Wayne-Monroe county line at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, investigators said in a statement.

They smelled marijuana inside; a search of the trunk uncovered a pound of marijuana and over $8,000 in cash, according to MSP.

The driver, who said he was traveling from Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Also Thursday, in a separate incident, the Hometown Security team stopped a vehicle on southbound I-75 in Monroe County for a seat belt violation. Troopers learned the driver had no license as well as a felony probation warrant out of Oakland County, authorities reported Friday.

While searching his trunk, troopers found 110 oxycodone pills in a clear plastic baggie.

The motorist was arrested and held at the Oakland County Jail on his outstanding warrant. He could also face charges for possessing analogues, state police said Friday.