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Traffic Stop Yields Marijuana Arrest in Canton

The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Traffic Stop Yields Marijuana Arrest in Canton

While patrolling the area of Beck and Central Park Boulevard on Oct. 8, Canton Township Police stopped a 2001 Green Ford traveling southbound on Beck Road with a defective headlight, according to a police report.

While speaking with the driver, police observed the man’s eyes to be constricted and the man’s hands were shaking uncontrollably, the report said. The man refused to consent to a vehicle search, so police requested a K-9 search.

The police dog indicated the presence of narcotics, the report said.

When police searched the passenger, a green, leafy substance that police believed to be marijuana was visible in the man’s mouth, the report said. Police also located flakes of the substance on the floor in the rear of the vehicle, the report said.

The driver was released to his mother without being charged, while police arrested the passenger on charges of marijuana possession.

The flakes collected at the scene tested positive as .02 grams of marijuana, the report said.

For questions about this crime report, email john.mckay@patch.com.

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