Child Support Warrant Leads to Large Drug Seizure

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franksc in KDPS News on Jan 08, 2013
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Kalamazoo, MI:  On January 08, 2013, at 3:03 a.m. PSO Vosberg observed a suspicious subject in a vehicle in the 3700 block of VanRick.  Upon checking the registration on the vehicle, he noticed the owner had a child support warrant for his arrest.


When officers went to contact the 36-year-old Kalamazoo resident, he fled on foot from the vehicle and went into a hotel room.  The suspect came out a short time later and was arrested for his warrant.


While officers were waiting outside they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle turned up a large quantity of marijuana and scales.  A search warrant was drafted for the hotel room.  A search of the hotel room turned up a large sum of cash, marijuana, and a .22 caliber handgun. 


The 36 year old Kalamazoo resident was arrested on additional charges of Felony Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or 




By authority of:  Lt Christopher Franks

Date:  January 8, 2013


Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001


Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139