Troy: Welfare check ends in pot arrest
On Wednesday, a Troy Police Department welfare check on a 22-year-old resident resulted in the man's arrest, and the alleged discovery of more drugs that could add to his legal troubles.
The welfare check took place Wednesday just after 2 p.m., on the 300 block of Sheffield, Troy police said in a statement. That's north of 14 Mile and east of Rochester Road.
The 22-year-old man had a felony warrant out for his arrest from the Oakland County Circuit Court owing to a charge of possession of controlled substances, police say. After police arrived at the residence, someone let them inside, where they found the suspect.
While searching the man and placing him under arrest, police say "a bag of suspected marijuana" was found in his right pants pocket. A field test came back positive, but that must be confirmed via lab testing.
In the end, police completed the arrest, and the man is now facing a new charge: possession of marijuana.