Traffic stop leads to arrest for driving high and having drugs to make meth

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ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 23-year-old man has been arrested for operating while intoxicated by drugs following a traffic stop in Van Buren County.

A deputy stopped the suspect’s car along I-94 and County Road 657 on July 24 around 5:45 p.m. for equipment and traffic violations. The deputy noticed signs that illicit drug activity was happening, and during an investigation, found that the driver had recently smoke marijuana. In addition, police found more than 1,200 grams of pseudoephedrine in individual packets that were ready for sale to make meth.

The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated by drugs. A passenger inside the car, Richard James, 23, was also arrested because there was a warrant out for his arrest from the Benton Township Police Department.

Police say charges may be sought for possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to distribute for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

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