WEXFORD COUNTY (WWJ) – A Northern Michigan man has been hit with a long list of charges after Michigan State Police troopers found weapons and drugs in his car during a routine traffic stop earlier this month.
Collin Thomas Williams of Harrison is facing a total of nine charges, including possession of meth, stemming from the Sept. 3 traffic stop.
Troopers pulled Williams over that night in Cedar Creek Township – northeast of Muskegon – for an equipment violation and discovered he had improper plate registration.
The 24-year-old initially lied about his identity, according to MSP officials, before a file check revealed he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.
During his arrest troopers found an uncased firearm, shotgun shells, a loaded syringe, a cell phone and remnants of a white crystalline powder in a baggie in his car.
After Williams was taken to the Wexford County Jail police searched his car and found another shotgun shell, a double-edged knife and another loaded syringe.
He has been charged with one count of possession of meth (second or subsequent offense), one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of felon in possession of firearms, one count of felon in possession of ammunition, one count of improper possession of a firearm in a vehicle, driving with a suspended license (second offense), one count of false ID and habitual offender, third notice.
Authorities did not say what felony charges Williams had previously been convicted of.
Williams was given a $150,000 cash surety bond. His next scheduled court appearance is on Oct. 4.
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