Man arrested on multiple charges following traffic stop

A Three Rivers man was arrested on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop over the weekend within the city limits.

According to a department media release, Three Rivers officers stopped a vehicle at 11:40 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Michigan Avenue after its driver was observed committing a civil infraction.

During the course of the traffic stop, officers became suspicious of the driver’s behavior and answers to questions. K-9 officer Django conducted a search of the exterior of the vehicle.

Officers found a loaded pistol, significant amount of methamphetamine and other related narcotic items inside the vehicle.

The 38-year-old driver was charged with possession of methamphetamine and a number of felony firearms violations.

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  1. When you want to pull someone over “pretext stops” are a cop’s best friend. I’d love to know what percentage of TRPD stops are equipment violations. I watched it happen over and over at the same spot. I’m guessing over 50%. Anyone have actual numbers?

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