CADILLAC, Mich. – A Michigan driver traveling with his 9-year-old child was caught with methamphetamine after state police pulled him over for an equipment violation, officials said.
The traffic stop was made around 12:30 a.m. Saturday (April 2) on River Street near Mitchell Street in Cadillac, according to police.
A 43-year-old Evart man was stopped for an equipment violation, Michigan State Police said. A trooper noticed a black case on the floor near the driver’s feet and asked to see what was inside.
The man opened the case to reveal a small glass vial of suspected methamphetamine, authorities said. He was asked to get out of the car, and a fixed blade knife fell from the sun visor onto the driver’s seat, according to police.
Officials said the man’s 9-year-old child was with him in the car. A relative picked up the child at the scene.
Troopers said the man was in possession of a glass pipe, and there was another glass vial of suspected narcotics in the black case.
He was arrested and lodged in the Wexford County Jail. Officials said he was already on probation out of Osceola County for operating while intoxicated and had a failure to appear warrant.
He is being held in the 84th District Court, pending arraignment.