Trenton Police Officer Arrests Drug Smuggler at Canadian Border

Trenton police officers work in tandem with U.S. Customs and Border Protection through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.

A Trenton police officer assisted in the arrest of a 25-year-old Detroit man who attempted to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. from Canada at the Detroit-Windsor tunnel.

Trenton's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer and a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations made the arrest at about noon on Jan. 18 after being advised of the incident by a Customs and Border Patrol officer.

Officers said 19 small plastic bags of suspected marijuana were found in a bag in the backseat of a black 2012 Dodge Journey occupied by three people.

The 25-year-old man told police the marijuana belonged to him and the driver and passenger were unaware of the marijuana found in the vehicle. He said he forgot the marijuana was in his bag when he crossed into Canada that morning to get dental work, according to a Trenton police report.

The marijuana found weighed about 27.8 grams, according to same report.

The man was released pending issuance of a warrant.

Deputy Police Chief Steve Voss of the Trenton Police Department said it could take about two weeks for the warrant to be issued by the Wayne County Prosecutor.

The driver of the truck and another passenger were not arrested.

Contact editor Nate Stemen natestemen@patch.com for questions on police reports.

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Ron January 23, 2013 at 05:41 PM
I'm confused. Does the Trenton officer also work for the border patrol? Then again why would our officers be involved in an arrest at the tunnel or seek a warrant from the prosecutors office?
terencerhyne January 23, 2013 at 05:46 PM
The man that got caught better be glad he didn't live were i live he would have been arrested on the spot and would have got at least 20 years. Just having a seed can get you 5 years and our drug problam is as bad as it gets.


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