WAVERLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two men were arrested during separate traffic stops for allegedly having drugs in their possession and driving with suspended licenses.
The first incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday on 47th Avenue west of County Road 665 in Waverly Township.
Van Buren County sheriff's deputies stopped a pickup truck after the 37-year-old Paw Paw man was driving left of center, and the vehicle had an obstructed license plate and a non-lit brake light, police said.
Deputies were given consent to search the vehicle and found about 7 grams of powder cocaine, a drug scale and drug packaging supplies. The driver was arrested for driving while license suspended, operating a motor vehicle with no insurance, and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.
Then around 11:30 a.m., deputies stopped a car on M-43 near 22nd Street in Almena Township because the vehicle had some defective equipment, the driver's vision was obstructed and the driver was driving left of center, according to a news release.
Members of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department and a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety K-9 unit were dispatched to the scene. The police dog then indicated a presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
Authorities searched the car and found 32 grams of marijuana and a digital drug scale.
The 22-year-old male driver from Georgia was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana.
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