On Wednesday night, January 5, 2022 CPD Officers initiated a traffic stop on Hudson Street. After making contact, Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle with male passenger stating to Officers he had just smoked. Subsequent search yielded findings of marijuana, suspected methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and a large some of cash on the driver and he was taken into custody.
Michael Thompson, 47, of Columbia has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine), and possession of marijuana. Over $2,000 cash was also seized.
Officer Justin Cross was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Sgt Evan Burton.