PRESQUE ISLAND – On February 9, Michigan State Police-Alpena Post troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch. A 41-year-old man from Rogers City and a 37-year-old woman from Alpena were the driver and passenger of the vehicle.
While one of the soldiers was talking to the man, the woman started walking south on US-23. The policeman asked her if she had any weapons or drugs in her possession. She told the officer that there was a weapon inside the bag she was carrying. Inside the bag the policeman found a double bladed knife. The woman was arrested, during which the police officer found methamphetamine in her coat pocket and a syringe hidden up her sleeve.
The man was seen by a witness throwing an object in the snow before the soldiers arrived. A K-9 MSP team was called in to assist. He told the soldiers that he had knives inside the vehicle. K-9 searched the area outside the vehicle and located two glass tubes with meth residue inside a bandana. K-9 also located a magnetic safety deposit box containing a weighing scale and a clear glove containing meth.
The two were arrested and placed in the Presque Isle County Jail. The woman was arraigned in the 89th District Court of Presque Isle County on one count of possession of methamphetamine and carrying a concealed weapon.
The man dropped his arraignment and was held in District Court on one count of delivering meth, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of possession of meth and one count operating under the influence.