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Man Arrested After Providing Fake Identity That Was Same Name As Wanted Person

Man Arrested After Providing Fake Identity That Was Same Name As Wanted Person

A man was arrested after giving police in Michigan a fake identity - which was the same name as someone wanted on an oustanding warrant

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

A man in Michigan was arrested after giving a fake identity to police - which turned out to be the name of a person already wanted on an outstanding warrant.

According to Michigan State Police, Cadillac Post troopers arrested a man after spotting a vehicle parked on the shoulder of M-55 in Clam Lake Township on Friday 26 March at around 6.30am, with its lights turned off.

Inside was a 30-year-old man from Lawton, who was sitting in the passenger's seat alongside a woman in the driver's seat.

When troopers turned on their emergency lights, the man 'ducked down in the passenger seat'.

They spoke to the man, who gave officers a false name - which, unfortunately for him, just so happened to be one that had a warrant out for arrest.

Michigan State Police

After finding drugs and cash on the bloke in the car, he was arrested and lodged in Wexford County Jail, where fingerprinting revealed his true identity.

Police have not said what happened to the woman in the car.

A news release from Michigan State Police said: "Troopers spoke with the man who provided a fake name. The person's name he used had a warrant for his arrest.

"Troopers placed the man under arrest based on the information he provided and the outstanding warrants.

"During his arrest, troopers found approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine inside his pantleg. Troopers also found a scale, small baggies, and cash on the man."

After being lodged in jail, during processing he was found to have smuggled more drugs into the prison.

He also had his fingerprints taken, which led officials to his true identity.

What's even worse is that the man ended up getting in trouble for littering, too, after rubbish was found on the floor.

Michigan State Police added: "Charges are being requested for Possession Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Smuggling Drugs into the Jai, Lying to a Peace Officer during a Felony, and Littering after troopers found numerous pop cans and lottery tickets on the ground that were able to be connected back to the vehicle."

Police said troopers towed the vehicle back to the MSP Cadillac Post, pending a search warrant for the vehicle and further investigation.

Featured Image Credit: Michigan State Police

Topics: Police, News, US News