Needle, syringe found in vehicle during traffic stop.

November 27, 2019

Needle, syringe found in vehicle during traffic stop.

#MasonCountyCrime

BRANCH TOWNSHIP – A needle and syringe were found by Mason County sheriff’s deputies inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on US 10 and Budzynski Road Tuesday, Nov. 26, shortly after 2:30 a.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

A 32-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while under the influence of drugs and possession of suboxone.

Deputies responded to a citizen’s call reporting an erratic driver. “A sheriff’s deputy in the area located the vehicle and made a traffic stop after observing the vehicle reportedly weaving down the road,” said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “Deputies also located a used needle/syringe and suspected suboxone in the vehicle.”

Suboxone is a prescription medication used for addiction to narcotic pain relievers and is used for treating pain.

The following is other recent police activity in Mason County:

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019:

– 9 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 26-year-old Branch man was arrested on a warrant, 8000 block of US 10, Branch Township.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019:

– 7:31 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Reek Road north of Dewey Road, Sherman Township.

– 8:10 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, Scottville Road north of Kistler Road, Eden Township.

– 8:15 a.m,. (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Scottville Road south of Conrad Road, Custer Township.

– 9:30 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Angling and Meyers roads, Victory Township.

– 4:03 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 33-year-old Ludington man and a 27- year-old Ludington woman were both arrested on outstanding warrants, 200 block of East Melendy Street, City of Ludington.

– 5:45 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Reek Road south of Millerton Road, Sherman Township.

– 6 p.m., (MSP), car/mailbox crash, 3000 block of North Stiles Road, Victory Township.

– 8:32 p.m., (LPD), a 35-year-old Ludington man was arrested for driving while license suspended (DWLS), South Washington Avenue and East Loomis Street, City of Ludington.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019:

– 9:30 a.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Jebavy Drive near Fisher Road, Hamlin Township.

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