UPDATE: Explosives and marijuana found in traffic stop | News
UPDATE (6:00 P.M. SATURDAY)-- The Kent County Sheriff's Office says the 27-year-old driver will be charged possessing or manufacturing molotov cocktails, carrying concealed weapons, and two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing an officer.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - One person is under arrest and another was cited for a drug violation after a tense situation on Plainfield Avenue.
A deputy with the Kent County Sheriff's Office pulled over a car with a loud exhaust at about 3:20 AM as it turned off of Plainfield Avenue onto the on ramp to westbound I-96. The deputy smelled marijuana and asked the driver, a 28-year-old man from the Grand Rapids area and the passenger, a 27-year-old woman from Alto to step out of the car. The deputy searched the car and found marijuana and a box containing three glass bottles with an unknown liquid that smelled like kerosene and appeared to have wicks coming out of the bottles.
The driver resisted arrest and fought with deputies when taken into custody. He is being questioned by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and will be held for resisting arrest. The woman was cited and released on drug violations.
The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad, the ATF, and the FBI were called to assist at the scene and the ramps to and from westbound I-96 were closed for several hours.
We'll have more details when they become available.