CADILLAC — A 53-year-old Cadillac woman faced drug, driving and weapons offenses during her recent arraignment in Wexford County’s 84th District Court.
Sarah Elaine Crocker was charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated third offense, carrying a concealed weapon, open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and a habitual offender third offense notice for her connection with an incident on Dec. 1 in Cadillac.
The charges are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt. Crocker is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The prosecution has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
At 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, troopers from the Cadillac Michigan State Police Post stopped a vehicle on Sunnyside Drive near M-115 for several alleged motor vehicle violations. Police said the driver, later identified as Crocker, displayed signs of being under the influence.
The trooper asked Crocker to exit the vehicle and before exiting the vehicle, police said she allegedly leaned over and rearranged a bag on the passenger seat. Police also said Crocker gave the trooper consent to search her after she stepped out of the vehicle.
The trooper found Crocker to be allegedly in possession of several torch style lighters, which are commonly associated with drug use. Police said Crocker then gave consent for the trooper to search her vehicle.
Police said inside the vehicle troopers allegedly found a foil packet of unmarked pills, glass pipes with white residue, digital scales, two open bottles of whiskey, and a double edge knife. Sobriety tests were administered and Crocker was placed under arrest. She was lodged in the Wexford County Jail pending her arraignment.
The court issued a $50,000 cash or surety bond and Crocker is scheduled to be back in court on Dec. 19.