Battle Creek Area Sees Increased Trooper Patrols On I-94
Michigan State Police are boosting patrol activity along I-94. One of the reasons is a big drug bust that occurred during a routine traffic stop on I-94 just west of Kalamazoo late last week. Troopers discovered three kilograms of fentanyl in the car they stopped. That’s enough for about 3 million doses. Troopers believe the shipment originated in California and was bound for Detroit. The 23 year old male driver was arrested and a female passenger was released.
Fentanyl is extremely dangerous to anyone coming into contact with the drug. At a minimum, troopers and law enforcement officers don gloves and face masks if they think they’re even potentially going to come across the drug in the field. State Police command officers believe this unusually large bust indicates suppliers are increasing shipments into Michigan.So extra patrols on I-94 will be the norm for some time. Also for the next week, State troopers and Motor Carrier Officers will be focusing on problems with the big commercial trucks on I-94 and a few other major freeways. It’s an effort to crack down on dangerous driving situations surrounding the big rigs, including distracted driving, improper passing, speeding, and improper lane use.