Marijuana, loaded gun found during traffic stop

Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 16:28:37-04

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — A routine traffic stop led to marijuana and weapons charges at midday Saturday.

At 12:19 p.m. Saturday, a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a motorist for speeding on southbound Interstate 69 near L Drive North in Convis Township. While speaking with the driver, the deputy smelled a marijuana odor coming from the passenger compartment. He then decided to search the vehicle.

The search resulted in the discovery of seven marijuana plants and a loaded handgun.

The driver — a 30-year-old Griffin, Ind., man — was arrested and is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The man’s name is being witheld pending arraignment in court on Monday.

The incident remains under investigation by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.