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Expired License Plate Leads Wyandotte Police to Felony Bust

The following information was supplied by the Wyandotte Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Two Lincoln Park brothers were arrested Dec. 10 in Wyandotte for possession of marijuana, felony warrants and driving with open beer cans on Fort and Oak streets.

According to a police report, the men were heading northbound on Fort Street from Eureka at about 12:15 p.m. when police pulled over the vehicle for an expired license plate.  

The driver, a 45-year-old man, admitted to having a suspended drivers license, and stated that he had one beer, police said.

The officer said when he spoke to the man’s brother -- who was sitting in the passenger seat -- "he seemed to be under the influence of something."  

The passenger, 42, admitted to having a small amount of marijuana on him, which police later located, along with a pill bottle containing a marijuana roach, police said.

Upon an exterior check of the vehicle, K-9 police found a black digital scale with marijuana residue inside the glove box.

Two 12-ounce cans of beer were found within arms reach of both men.

A records check of the driver showed eight driving-related suspensions, 15 drivers responsibility suspensions and several denied/revoked suspensions, not eligible for review until June 1, 2014.

A records check of the passenger showed a felony warrant out of Flint for a third offense operating while intoxicated charge.

Police also seized $700 per drug forfeiture law, the report said.

Sam123 December 12, 2013 at 08:03 PM
45 years old and still a f***up?
gary grabowski December 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM
lighten up. tis the season to be jolly.
David Justice December 15, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Another example of the police state we live in. A joint and a few roaches equals $700 drug forfeiture are you kidding me? 5 Miles north in Detroit those amounts are LEGAL to have. So I guess jail time and further state and local fines are not bad enough lets take the money they have them for a joint. Its ridiculous over such a small amount because they had a scale. Another reason to have your medical marijuana card to stop thesee thief's from these bogus searches and forfeitures. Bottom line Wyandotte and Southgate P.D. with their military style policing is exactly why people hate cops nowadays. I clearly remember a wyandotte cop stealing gun(s) from the dept to get less consequences then a freaking joint. ITS DISGUSTING!!!!!! WWW.COPSCAUGHTONVIDEO.COM
Sam123 December 15, 2013 at 08:05 AM
He had marijuana for medical reasons? I am confused, pleasr explain.
Andrew Thurlow (Editor) December 15, 2013 at 02:32 PM
I'm not sure I understand your question, Sam...If it's in reference to the pill bottle, people carry plenty of stuff in empty pill bottles.
michelle December 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
My impression of what Sam said is in reference to Mr. "Justice" making a reference about how they should carry their medical marijuana card. I don't think it was a medical situation considering how many other infractions they had for driving under the influence, expired plates, that they were driving under the influence (again) and had open beer within reach. These people should be off the road. I'm sorry Mr. Justice. This isn't a situation of a guy hanging in his house with some buddies smoking a joint or having a couple of beers.. I could care less and don't think weed is a huge issue and should be legal. My issue is with the fact they were driving under the influence.
gary grabowski December 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM
It sounds to me like all of you have been smoking something. i'm pretty sure Dave has.
Angela Farley December 19, 2013 at 01:01 PM
How exactly was this a "bogus" search, Mr. Justice? The car has illegal plates. The driver has a suspended license. There were open intoxicants in the vehicle. The driver admitted to drinking. There were outstanding warrants for both gentlemen in the vehicle. I would say these circumstances warrant a search. A bit paranoid, Mr. Justice. I'm sure if you don't have a car with illegal plates, don't have a suspended license, don't allow people to drink in your vehicle and don't do the same, and handle any warrants you may have the police may leave you alone. You'd probably be the first one to question the law when this idiot kills someone's family member. If you were my brother/husband/father, I would be embarrassed that you are defending someone that so clearly disregards the law.
David Justice December 19, 2013 at 03:53 PM
All of you are missing the point. 1) They should be carted off to jail, expired plates, warrant, drinking etc does warrants jail time NO DOUBT. How stupid can you be to be doing all that with expired plates. 2) My point is this, google Michigan's drug forfeiture law, this law was created for drug runners/prostitutes, now from the post I did NOT see anything about distributing did you? I seen a few joints and some roaches, not 14 bags of Marijuana ready for sale!!!! 3) These 2 morons have their hands full with fines for all of the above, so lets get them on drug forfieture as well for a couple of joints when literally 4 miles up fort street the joint and roaches are nothing but a dump on the street as they get arrested. 4) Let me crime fit the punishment, that joint will cost them $700 PLUS more court fines, they could have just ticketed them for possession of Marijuana and left it alone, this is NOTHING but a money grab and is NOT in the spirit of the law!!!!! Was NOT a pound, or scale was not found NOTHING indicated it was more then a joint or 2 and to do a drug forfeiture law is nothing but a money grab and is ridiculous they got these guys why dump a label of drug dealers as well now on their records or a FREAKING JOINT.
Sam123 December 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM
"To prove possession with intent to sell, prosecutors may present evidence such as digital scales, baggies, large quantities of the drug, large amounts of cash in small bills or testimony from witnesses." - See more at: http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/drug-possession-overview.html#sthash.yZi2x30Q.dpuf

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