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December 2015 Archives

3 synthetic marijuana overdoses prompt search

Three synthetic marijuana overdose incidents in Michigan have prompted police to search several convenience stores in Branch County. The searches did not result in the seizure of any synthetic marijuana, a drug that was banned in Michigan in 2012. Over the past year, numerous drug possession cases in Branch County District Court have involved synthetic marijuana that was brought back from Indiana.

Should refusing to take a drunk driving test be a crime?

Drivers in Michigan are not required to agree to testing if stopped for drunk driving, but in several states, laws do exist that can result in penalties for refusing to take drunk driving tests. The constitutionality of such laws has been challenged several times in various states, and the Supreme Court announced on December 11 that they will rule on whether these laws can stand.

Man charges with theft of Salvation Army donations

Policed in Michigan have reported that a 29-year-old man was taken into custody on Dec. 12 in connection with the theft of Salvation Army donations in Oakland County. The Redford Township resident is also facing drug possession charges. After being processed, the man appeared before a Farmington Hills magistrate on Dec.13 and entered a pleas of not guilty to all charges. He was ordered to be held and a cash or surety bond of $5,500 was set to secure his bail. He was then scheduled to return to court on Dec. 16.

Understanding stalking charges

Michigan residents who have gone through a difficult breakup of their relationship could end up being accused of stalking if they continue unwanted communications with their ex-partner. Stalking is considered a criminal offense, and a person could face charges for stalking even if the only contact with the alleged victim was online.

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