Man stopped for traffic violation arrested for possession of heroin

A 32-year-old Grand Rapids man was arrested on July 10 after a traffic stop led to the discovery that he was in possession of 11 grams of heroin. 

The suspect, identified as Christopher Perez, was stopped by a police officer on the corner of Andre and Franklin streets at 1:03 a.m., after he had failed to stop at a stop sign. The officer ran Perez's license to discover that it had been suspended. When the officer re-approached the vehicle, Perez was chewing a green substance which was later identified as marijuana.

Perez was taken into custody for Tampering with Evidence and Driving with a Suspended License. While being held at the Isabella County Jail, officers searched him to discover 12 individually-wrapped bindles of heroin stuffed in his pants. The total weight of the bindles was 11 grams.

Perez was arraigned on charges of Controlled Substance Delivery/Manufacture Less than 50 grams, second offense; Controlled Substance-Possession second offense; Tampering with Evidence; and Operating with License Suspended, second offense.

Bond was set to $800,000 at ten percent. Perez remains lodged at the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.