HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A man was arrested after drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop. Police said he then tried to smuggle more drugs into the jail.
A deputy pulled over 22-year-old Terrance Mayes from Covert for a traffic violation in the 67000 block of 56th Avenue in Hartford Township around 2 p.m. Thursday.
According to a news release, Mayes was driving with a suspended license and had two outstanding warrants.
Deputies searched the vehicle and found a "user amount of marijuana."
After Mayes was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail, he was turned over to corrections officers.
A more thorough search was conducted on Mayes, and officers found a plastic baggie containing a large amount of individually knotted baggies with crack cocaine weighing about one half ounce.
The officers also seized $538.
Mayes faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana, smuggling contraband into a corrections facility and driving with a suspended license.
The Van Buren County Uniform Response Division and the Van Buren County Narcotics Unit assisted with the arrest.
Anyone with more information can call the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office at 269.657.3101, Crime Stoppers at 1.800.342.7867, Silent Observer at 269.343.2100, or send a text to 274637 ("CRIMES") with the keyword VBCTIP, or submit an online tip at www.vanburencountysheriff.com.
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