Troopers seize handgun, suspected crack during traffic stop on I-94
Michigan State Police troopers arrested an 18-year-old Ypsilanti man this morning after they recovered a loaded handgun and baggies of what they believed to be crack cocaine during a traffic stop on I-94 in Ypsilanti Township, police said.
The man was a passenger in a car that was stopped at 1 a.m. after it was traveling below the minimum speed limit of 55 miles per hour, a press release said.
According to the release, troopers searched the car after the driver gave consent and found a loaded semi-automatic handgun under the passenger seat. In addition, troopers recovered several baggies filled with what appeared to be crack cocaine, the release said.
The passenger was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail, but the car's driver was released with verbal warnings about driving without a license and driving below the minimum speed limit, the release said.
Charges are pending.