BROWNSTOWN TWP. (WWJ) – A 25-year-old West Bloomfield man is behind bars after he was caught with a huge stash of marijuana in the trunk of his car.
According to Michigan State Police, troopers assigned to the Special Enforcement Section made the bust Tuesday afternoon, along southbound I-75 near Gibraltar Road in Brownstown Township.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Dan Benishek Of Michigan Dies At Age 69
According to police, troopers pulled the suspect over his a 2016 Dodge Dart for following too closely. When they approached the vehicle, troopers said they noticed an odor of marijuana.READ MORE: Michigan Moves To Fund Mental Health Like Physical Health
“A probable cause search was conducted,” police said, and troopers found approximately 45 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle.
The driver, who was arrested at the scene, told troopers he had been on this way to Toledo, Ohio, with the pot.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
On Thursday he remained jailed while awaiting an expected charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. His name is being withheld pending a formal arraignment in the case.