State police seize 8 pounds of pot at traffic stop
A traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Rockwood led to an arrest and the seizure of eight pounds of allegedly Ohio-bound marijuana on Wednesday morning, Michigan State Police said.
The stop was initiated about 10:25 a.m. when troopers from the Hometown Security Team stopped a vehicle for “improper lane use.” This was on southbound I-75, near North Huron River Drive, in Rockwood, according to a statement on the incident.
Troopers smelled pot in the vehicle and thought the driver’s story was suspicious, so K-9 officer Otto conducted an official sniff, which yielded a positive indication for the drug, according to the statement.
Police say they searched the vehicle and found eight pounds of pot in the back of the vehicle. They arrested the driver for possession with intent to distribute marijuana — police believe the drugs were en route to Findlay, Ohio.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.
Wednesday’s seizure is another example of the state police’s efforts to fight drug trafficking on the freeways. Just two weeks ago, state police working the I-75 corridor in southern Wayne County”seized some 1,049 opioid pills after a traffic stop that owed to the suspect allegedly following another vehicle too closely.
Otto was involved in that stop, too.