Couple driving 5 mph with flat tire on Troy road arrested after fentanyl found in car, police say

32-year-old woman, 31-year-old man arrested

Lines painted on the center of a road. (Pexels)

TROY, Mich. – A husband and wife who were driving 5 mph with a flat tire on a Troy road were arrested after police found fentanyl in the glove box, authorities said.

Officers said the saw a 2011 Chrysler 200 in the right lane of eastbound Maple Road, west of Stephenson Highway, at 9:29 a.m. Nov. 10. The car was traveling just 5 mph and had a flat tire, police said.

A 32-year-old woman was driving the car, and her 31-year-old husband was in the front passenger seat, according to authorities. They were both aware of the flat tire and told police that they were trying to make it to a repair shop on Stephenson Highway, officials said.

Neither the woman nor the man had a valid driver’s license, so police impounded the car and conducted a search, they said.

Officers said they found a pink/brown powdery substance in the glove box that they believed to be fentanyl. Tests later confirmed the presence of fentanyl, authorities said.

Both the man and woman were taken into custody. The man is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and his wife is charged with operating without a license on person.

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