Ann Arbor police officer thwarts drug deal on Maynard Street
An Ann Arbor police officer thwarted a drug deal early Saturday in downtown as a man attempted to sell a bag of mushrooms, according to police.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said an officer on foot patrol on the 300 block of Maynard Street observed two men talking with each other, with one of them holding what appeared to be a small plastic bag in one hand and items that appeared to be mushrooms in the other.
Bush said the man holding the suspected drugs started to hand them to the attempted buyer, but the officer stepped in and placed him under arrest for possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs.
The man who was attempting to buy the drugs told the officer that he was looking to get high and wanted to buy some marijuana from the man. However, the man only had mushrooms and he agreed to buy those instead, Bush said.
Bush did not name the officer who stopped the drug deal.