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Strange Odor Leads to Arrest of Pot-Smoking Teens in Chelsea

The following information was supplied by the Chelsea Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Two Chelsea teenagers were cited for marijuana possession after officers noticed a strange odor eminating from their car on Oct. 20.

According to police records, while on routine patrol a Chelsea Police officer came upon a vehicle parked in the parking lot near the intersection of Sibley and North Main Street. Upon further investigation, the officer determined that there were two male subjects sleeping in the vehicle. Officers made contact with two 17- and 18-year-old teenagers, who stated that they had both been kicked out of their homes and had no place to go.

While speaking with the teens, a strong odor of marijuana could be smelled coming from inside the vehicle. The teens confirmed there was marijuana inside the glove compartment. The property was located and confiscated by the officer and logged into evidence. The teens were transported to a friend’s residence, where they will be allowed to stay for awhile.

The case remains open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

Counterfeit money

Officers with the Chelsea Police Department are investigating claims of counterfeit bills circulating in the community following a complaint from a local business on Oct. 17.

Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of S. Main Street for the report of a counterfeit currency note that had been used sometime during business hours on Oct. 16. An officer met with the business owner, who turned over the counterfeit bill to police. The bill was placed into evidence and the U.S. Secret Service was contacted. The case is closed.

Burglary of a building

While on routine patrol, Chelsea Police officers responded to the 1100 block of S. Main Street on Oct. 17 in response to a burglary alarm at a commercial business around 9 p.m.

While performing a security check of the premises, a 39-year-old Grand Blanc man was located on the property near the building. The suspect was detained while investigation into the incident was conducted. According to police reports, entry was made into the premises and items were taken from the building. The suspect was placed under arrest for breaking and entering and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

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