On Sunday evening September 1, a 42-year-old Bloomingdale man was pulled over by Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies after it was observed the man, who was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, was driving erratically. Authorities claim the man was weaving in and out of his lane, according to a news article at Mlive.com.
A news release issued by the Sheriff’s office indicated that deputies watched the driver of the motorcycle, who was leaning to the point that they feared the driver was going to fall off. The incident took place at approximately 9 p.m. in the area of Rumery and West streets.
Deputies claim that the driver of the motorcycle increased his speed and pulled off into a private driveway after spotting the police cruiser, which turned around in order to apprehend the motorcyclist. Deputies said he did this in order to avoid contact with police. The news release contained information regarding deputies performing dexterity tests on the driver once he was apprehended; those tests indicated that the driver of the bike was under the influence of drugs.
The man allegedly told deputies that he had taken numerous medications including Flexeril, Vicodin, and morphine. Upon searching the man, deputies stated they found marijuana, methamphetamine, and a small amount of heroin. He was arrested at the scene; his name was not released at the time of print. He was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail on possession of meth, marijuana, and heroin, and suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
While there is no indication whether charges have been filed, Michigan drug crime attorneys know the serious penalties individuals convicted of possessing or distributing illegal drugs and narcotics face. On its own, possession of heroin in amounts of less than 50 grams may leave the defendant facing fines of as much as $25,000, four years in prison, or both.
If you have been arrested or charged with marijuana, heroin, or meth possession, contact a talented Michigan drug crime lawyer at once. Your freedom, reputation, and future are in jeopardy, so secure legal representation immediately.