Man with criminal history faces drug, weapons charges. 

May 12, 2022


Man with criminal history faces drug, weapons charges. 

LUDINGTON — Travis John Gajewski, 30, of Grant Township was arraigned on May 8, 2022 on the charges of controlled substance delivery/manufacturing – methamphetamine, felony firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. 

Gajewski was arrested Tuesday, May 3, shortly after 2 a.m. following a traffic stop on US 10 at Brye Road in Amber Township when Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered several grams of suspected methamphetamine and an uncased loaded .223 rifle, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

He was also arrested on March 26, 2022 by the MCSO and had been arraigned on controlled substance delivery/manufacturing – methamphetamine. He was out on bail.

On Sept. 9, 2013, Gajewski purchased five guns – two long guns and two hand guns — from Eric Knysz, the man who later that day killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. During that exchange, Gajewski used an alias, the name of a Sheridan Township resident, to purchase guns for $250. Gajewski served six days in jail for his admission of the illegal purchase. 

Gajewski has a long criminal history of drug offenses. 

A probable cause hearing scheduled for May 18 at 1 p.m. 

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