Shelby Twp. motorist passed out behind the wheel, busted for guns, drugs in car – The Macomb Daily


A Shelby Township police officer who stopped recently to check on a motorist passed out in a car discovered a loaded handgun, prescription pills and illicit drugs and a “large amount” of marijuana in the vehicle.
The incident happened about 8 a.m. on March 29 when a patrol officer was conducting a business check on a Meijer gas station on Hall Road near Schoenherr Road, authorities said Tuesday.
According to police, the officer saw a parked vehicle with the engine running and the driver passed out behind the wheel in the parking lot.  After speaking with the gas station clerk and determining the vehicle did not belong to an employee, the officer requested backup to further investigate.
Police checked on the welfare of the driver, who agreed to allow the officers to search his car.
“Inside the vehicle was a loaded handgun, cocaine, several pills and a large amount of marijuana,” police said in a statement.
The 25-year-old Shelby Township resident was arrested on several felony charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of cocaine, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. He was booked and taken to the police station for processing.
Authorities did not release his name.
Voters in Michigan approved the regulation and taxation of recreational cannabis for persons 21 and older in 2018, but Shelby Township officials opted out of allowing pot shops.
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