(PARK TOWNSHIP) – Two people are in custody facing drug and weapons charges following a weekend incident.
Michigan State Police from the White Pigeon Post were sent to the area of Mint Road and Brown Road in Park Township Saturday at 8:20 PM on a report of someone shooting a handgun from a vehicle.
A homeowner in the area said he observed an older model four door passenger car occupied by two men wearing gray hooded sweatshirts shooting a handgun out the window of their vehicle.
Troopers checked the area and saw a vehicle matching the description turning south onto US 131 from YZ Avenue. The occupants of this vehicle were wearing gray hooded sweatshirts.
Troopers stopped the vehicle near Cotherman Lake Road and detained the three occupants for questioning. The vehicle was searched and officers seized a handgun and marijuana.
The driver was arrested for possession of a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. Another occupant was charged with possession of a concealed weapon and the third occupant was released from the scene.
The subjects were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail to await arraignment.
Troopers were assisted by troopers from the Paw Paw Post, the Three Rivers Police Department and the Schoolcraft Police Department.