Pair arrested on marijuana charge

MARQUETTE – Two men have been arrested on marijuana charges following a traffic stop in Menominee.

According to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, troopers from the 8th District Hometown Security Team made a traffic stop Sunday on the suspect’s vehicle for a traffic violation as it was traveling through Menominee.

Further investigation revealed the driver, a resident of Kalamazoo, and two passengers were en route to Grand Marais.

Michigan State Police conducted a canine search with a dog “Boris,” who alerted to the vehicle. Police said a further search revealed approximately 2.4 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale.

The driver was lodged at Menominee County Jail along with his son, who was one of the passengers. The third person in the vehicle was not arrested. The driver has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. The driver’s son has been charged with possession of marijuana.

Police are not releasing names of the two men, pending their arraignment.

UPSET detectives and troopers from the state police were assisted by deputies from the Alger County Sheriff’s Department.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.