Driver Faces Drug Charges After Meth Seized In Traffic Stop
A drug bust made by Michigan State Police during a recent traffic stop is believed to be one of the largest seizures of methamphetamine in West Michigan. A woman from another state was indicted last month after police say she was caught with 3.5 pounds of crystal meth in her car in September. In the recent bust, the authorities say that seven pounds of the same drug was found in the car of a man from another state. The accused driver was arraigned on drug charges and bail of $2.5 million was set.
The MSP reported that the man was pulled over during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Officers reportedly pulled the driver off the road when they noticed defective equipment on the car, and they say he was also traveling at a speed below the speed limit. According to officers, the driver authorized a vehicle search, during which a sealed container with seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine was found.
Police revealed that the 49-year-old man was recently released from prison in another state where he was serving a sentence for similar crimes. He was reportedly on his way to Detroit when he was arrested in Hartford Township. Officers claim the man admitted to being a member of an organization trafficking methamphetamine from Mexico to some of the Northeastern states in the United States.
While this man is awaiting his next court hearing, he will likely arrange to retain the services of an experienced Michigan drug defense attorney. Although he is presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court, the possibility of a conviction must be considered. Any person facing drug charges has the right to be treated fairly and without prejudice throughout the legal proceedings. While this man reportedly admitted to drug trafficking, the circumstances of any admission claimed by law enforcement authorities warrant careful scrutiny in order to identify any legal or factual issues for defense counsel to address before the court.
Source: wzzm13.com, "MSP: Troopers make traffic stop, seize 7 lbs. of meth", Gregory Ghering, Dec. 18, 2015