BCPD: Loud music traffic stop led to drug arrest

Posted at 11:16 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 23:21:06-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police say they seized a large amount of meth after they pulled a man over for playing loud music.

Around 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Battle Creek police say they stopped a car for playing loud music on Capital Ave SW near Beckley Road. The driver – a 35-year-old Battle Creek man – reportedly had a marijuana cigarette in his hand when the officer approached the car.

The man was initially arrested for possessing marijuana and driving on a suspended license, but a search of his car turned up methamphetamine, materials used to make methamphetamine, and $192 cash.

It was also discovered the man was a habitual offender and was out on bond for a previous meth offense.

The suspect faces additional charges of possessing meth and manufacturing meth. He was taken to Calhoun County Jail.

His vehicle – a newer Ford Taurus – and cash were seized due to the drug charges.