Crime

Marijuana plants reportedly found in traffic stop

State police recovered more than three dozen marijuana plants in a traffic stop, a Wednesday report said.

According to the criminal complaint filed by state police, a trooper stopped a vehicle at about noon along Interstate 80 in Boggs Township. During the stop, the trooper reported “numerous indicators of criminal activity.”

A search of the vehicle turned up 36 plastic bags of suspected marijuana, police said, and 40 marijuana plants. The contents field tested positive for marijuana.

The driver, Juan Toranzo-Rodrigues, 46, of Ypsilanti, Mich., was arraigned before District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker, according to court documents, and charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $50,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 18.

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