Traffic Stop Yields 100lbs of Pot

By: Tim Gillette
By: Tim Gillette

ALAIEDON TWP - A local deputy made an intoxicating discovery Monday. The Ingham County deputy discovered 100 pounds of marijuana inside a car during a traffic stop.

At around 10:30a.m. Monday Deputy Scott Macomber pulled the car over along I-96 near the 127 interchange in Alaiedon Township for failing to signal during a lane change. After running the license plate, the deputy discovered the driver had a warrant out for failing to appear on a drunk driving charge.

During the traffic stop Deputy Macomber noticed a strong smell of marijuana, along with other indicators of possible drug activity. The driver denied having any marijuana, but a search of the car revealed two black trash bags. The bags contained 6 bricks of marijuana, weighing approximately 100 pounds all together. The deputy also confiscated $1,500 in cash and the car.

The driver was arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana. He is a 35-year-old Muskegon Heights man. His name is not being released until the arraignment, which is expected to be Tuesday afternoon.

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  • by Melissa Location: Brooklyn on Jul 8, 2009 at 06:22 AM
    Great Job Officer Macomber!!!! Stopping them drugs from getting to our kids is AWESOME and I am greatful for police like him.
  • by taxpayer Location: ingham county on Jul 7, 2009 at 06:54 PM
    I think if this police had a hunch and pulled him over for a clear violation then he was doing an excellent job! Grow up Dennie. Smell of pot in the car? From smoking probbly? That is not safe, is it? Nor is it safe for our children to have someone supplying pot. Good job Deputy and thank you.
  • by Kathy Location: Jackson on Jul 7, 2009 at 04:14 PM
    I can't believe anyone would fault this officer for doing his job. He puts his life at risk everyday and people want to bash him for doing it. Maybe some day you will need him and you'll understand. We just want him home safe every night......
  • by Dennie on Jul 7, 2009 at 02:07 PM
    Failing to signal a lane change?? How many police a day do you see violate that? I find it hard to believe all murders, rapes, and robberies are solved. Why don't the police focus on making us safe, and leave these pot smokers alone !!!!!
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