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MSP: Traffic stop uncovers drugs, 300 pain pills

The Detroit News

A traffic stop in Wayne County this week led to several arrests as well as drugs and more than 300 pain pills, Michigan State Police said.

Troopers assigned to the agency’s Special Enforcement Section, Hometown Security Team, stopped a rental car Monday on southbound Interstate 75 near West Road in Woodhaven for a traffic violation, authorities said in a statement.

As soon as they reached the occupants, “Troopers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” according to the release. “Troopers also saw a marijuana grinder and blunt wraps in the vehicle.”

During a search, troopers found 15 grams of marijuana stashed in a cup-holder, state police said. Then, hidden behind the trunk’s carpeting, they uncovered a sock stuffed with 162 Oxycontin pills, 127 hydrocodone capsules and 15 oxycodone tablets.

Investigators learned those medicines were headed from Detroit to Nashville.

The people inside the car were arrested on charges including marijuana possession. A prosecutor’s review was expected, state police said Wednesday.