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It was a busy first day on the job for Huron Township’s new police chief.
According to Chief Everette Robbins, Huron Township officers initiated a traffic stop on Sunday, June 1 just before 4 p.m. on northbound I-275 within Township limits.
19-year-old Devin Kent Ruiz of Van Buren Township was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, following an on-scence investigation by Officers Robert Kelch and Craig Brna, according to Robbins.
Ruiz will be charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a four year.
Police also seized over $49,000 in cash during the investigation.
According to Robbins, Officers Jon Bettendorf and Thomas Hickman, along with the Michigan State Police K9 Unit, assisted with the investigation and forfeitures. Ruiz’s vehicle was also seized, according to Robbins.
Ruiz has not yet been arraigned and charges will be submitted to the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney for review.
At the May 28 Board of Trustees meeting, Chief Robbins said before the board that the Huron Township Police Department will focus on three areas: “quality service, professionalism and community partnerships.”
“I am honored to lead the Huron Township Police Department in the very place that I call home and where I raise my family,” said Robbins at the board meeting. “I am proud to follow in the leadership footsteps of Scott Carey,” he said.