Ypsilanti Police officers arrested two men Wednesday after they found a half pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and illegally possessed prescription medication in their car
The incident occurred when police stopped a vehicle at 10:32 p.m. near the 400 block of South Huron Street in Ypsilanti. After a search using K-9 units, officers found the items in a hidden compartment.
Both the driver and passenger were arrested, one an 18-year-old man and the other a 19-year-old man. Both suspects were identified only as residing “out of the county” by an Ypsilanti Police Department press release.
Another motorist first contacted police about the vehicle, suspecting that the driver was intoxicated, and followed them to a nearby gas station. After police arrived, K-9 officer Schembri and K-9 Buky conducted a narcotics search, which revealed the hidden compartment containing the illegal drugs and paraphernalia.
Both suspects were arrested and processed, the 18-year-old on the charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and the 19-year-old on possession of marijuana. The case has been referred to the prosecutor's office, according to YPD.
Strong-arm robbery reported by juvenile
Ypsilanti Police responded at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday to the report by a juvenile of a assault and robbery by four other juveniles near the 500 block of Emerick Street in Ypsilanti.
The victim had minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, police reported. The four suspects fled the area on foot after the incident, the victim reported.
Police said an investigation into the robbery is on-going.
Laptop stolen from victim's home
A 24-year-old woman reported to Ypsilanti Police at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday that her laptop was stolen from her living room on the 800 block of Jefferson Street in Ypsilanti.
Police reported that no suspects have been identified at this time.