Authorities Say Heroin, Pot Found In I-80 Traffic Stop
Five Michigan men are facing drug charges after a routine traffic stop turned up heroin, pot, and cash, according to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department.
Spokesman Dick Blust says the eastbound 2017 Dodge van was stopped around 4 p.m. Tuesday for following too closely and making an unsafe lane change near mile marker 123 on Interstate 80 east of Rock Springs.
Deputy Sheriff Amanda Buller reported smelling marijuana and a subsequent search of the van allegedly turned up a quarter pound of heroin as well as 54 grams of pot and a large amount of cash.
The suspects have been identified as 30-year-old Akins Cervantes Bonner of Detroit; 50-year-old Durrell Steven Mason of Detroit; 27-year-old DeAndre Lamar Williams of Belleville Mich.; 25-year-old Marvin Ramirez Sullivan of Romulus, Mich.; and 66-year-old Micheal Derek Phillpot of Detroit.
At last report, all five men were in jail in Sweetwater County on a variety of drug and conspiracy charges. Blust says the investigation into the case is continuing.