Northern Michigan man busted with shotgun, knife and bag of drugs during routine traffic stop

Bag of drugs and knife in suspect's car
Photo credit Michigan State Police

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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