Cash, drugs, found on driver


Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK – A 50-year-old Detroit man faces felony charges of violation of a controlled substance after a Feb. 5 arrest on Southfield near Interstate 75.

More than four grams of cocaine was found on Cecil Darren Choice after officers stopped his 2013 Nissan after it failed to signal during a turn.

Choice was arraigned Feb. 5 in 24th District Court and faced a preliminary exam of the evidence against him Monday. He will next appear in 24th District Court 9 a.m. March 4 for an examination.

Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed Choice pull into the parking lot of a motel, enter a room and get back in his vehicle after only a few minutes. When they stopped him, he told them he was leaving a fast food restaurant. When questioned about the motel, he said he had been there for a few minutes to drop money off to a friend.

Officers received permission to search his car and found a clear sandwich bag containing four individually wrapped crack “rocks” and a straw containing cocaine reside in his boots. In his coat, they found another unwrapped “rock” and in his jeans was a crack pipe.

Officers also seized $2,238 found on his person.

A cell phone that “rang nonstop,” also was seized as possible evidence.