Police arrest driver with machete following traffic stop

Photo courtesy: Michigan State Police

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – A driver who allegedly had a machete and illegal drugs was arrested last Friday, the Michigan State Police Niles post reported.

Michigan State Police troopers stopped a vehicle on M-51 Hwy near Bell Rd. for a stolen license plate.

The driver was asked questions and willingly gave troopers information about drugs being in the vehicle, reports said.

Troopers performed a probable cause search and discovered the following, officials said:

  • Approximately 8 ounces of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 2 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms
  • Approximately 17 grams of suspected heroin
  • Approximately 88 grams of suspected marijuana
  • $2,662 in cash
  • A 12” blade machete

The driver, 40-year-old Shawn Spurlock of Cassopolis, was arrested for possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, heroin, psilocybin mushrooms, and the possession of an unlawful weapon, police reported.

He was taken to the Berrien County Jail and has since been arraigned, police said.

This case remains open for further investigation.

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