While Deputies had the van stopped, a LEIN inquiry was made. The inquiry revealed that the registration plate had been cancelled by the Michigan Secretary of State and the vehicle was currently unregistered.
The van was subsequently impounded. While conducting an inventory search of the van, the Deputy opened the side doors and observed several large garbage bags and boxes inside of the cargo area. A package containing a green leafy substance was observed inside of one of the bags.
Upon a checking the bags further, Deputies found that other garbage bags and boxes contained numerous packages of suspected marijuana. A Detective from the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) responded to the scene to assist Deputies with their investigation.
The 53-year-old driver from Madison Heights was arrested and transported back to the substation to speak with Detectives. The suspected marijuana was confiscated and placed into evidence at a total weight of 88lbs. The suspect was transported to the Oakland County Jail and has been charged with one count of felony deliver/manufacture marijuana over 5 kilograms.
The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at the 52-3 District Court.