Suspected cocaine dealer arrested following traffic stop

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – A burned out headlight at 3 a.m. Sept. 2 triggered a traffic stop that resulted in the felony arrest of the driver for possession and intent to sell crack cocaine.

When an officer on patrol on Fort Street near Walnut initiated the traffic stop, he noticed the driver and two passengers appeared nervous and would not make eye contact with him.

The driver, a 56-year-old Detroit man, produced his license, but no registration or proof of insurance. A male passenger, a 52-year-old Wayne man, identified himself, but a female passenger, later identified as a 46-year-old Wyandotte woman, initially tried to pass herself off as her 27-year-old daughter because she said she had outstanding warrants for her arrest.

The driver admitted to having narcotics in the vehicle. The officer then found a large bag with 10 smaller bags of crack cocaine in the driver’s side door compartment. A search of the vehicle, which was later impounded, uncovered a small glass crack pipe.

The three occupants were taken into custody, booked and held. The driver was charged with felony possession with intent to sell, while the male passenger was charged with loitering where drugs are illegally stored, kept or used.

The female passenger was charged for initially providing a false name, for possession of drug paraphernalia and for loitering where drugs are stored, kept or used.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)