Northville Township police arrested a man at 9:20 p.m. March 26 near the intersection of Seven Mile and Northville roads on charges of possessing narcotic paraphernalia and using an improper license plate, according to a police report.
The officer ran the license plate of a red 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, behind which he was driving, the report said. The plate was expired since December and assigned to an Oldsmobile, according to the report. The officer stopped the vehicle at the Mobil gas station parking lot at Seven Mile and Northville roads, the report said.
The driver said he used his old plate because the correct plate fell off of his vehicle, according to the report, and thought it would be better than not having a plate.
The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, the report said. The man said there was none when the officer asked, according to the report.
When the officer asked again, the man showed him a glass pipe, the report said. The man said he used to smoke tobacco, but the officer recognized it as a marijuana pipe, according to the report. The officer smelled the residue in the pipe and noted that it smelled like burnt marijuana, the report said.
The officer asked the man to exit the vehicle and found nothing after patting him down, the report said. No other contraband was found in the vehicle, according to the report.
The man was arrested and his vehicle was impounded, the report said. He has an 8:30 a.m. hearing April 17 at 35th District Court.
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