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Child Support Warrant Leads to Drug Seizure

Posted at 9:49 AM, Jan 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-08 11:58:12-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers made a large drug bust after investigating a suspicious man in a vehicle in the 3700 block of VanRick around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

An officer checked the registration on the vehicle and noticed the owner had a child support warrant for his arrest. When officers went to contact the 36-year-old Kalamazoo resident, he took off from the vehicle and went into a hotel room. The suspect came out a short time later and was arrested for his warrant.

While officers were waiting outside they could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle turned up a large quantity of marijuana and scales. A search warrant was then drafted for the hotel room. That search turned up a large sum of cash, marijuana and a .22 caliber handgun.

The 36-year-old Kalamazoo resident was arrested on additional charges of felony firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269)343-2100.