Tempe Police: Traffic stop for expired registration leads to police to marijuana

Tempe Police reported the following incidents Wednesday:

A Tempe man was arrested Sept. 26 at South Priest Drive and West Southern Avenue on suspicion of having an outstanding warrant, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.

Officers first contacted the man during a traffic stop for having expired registration, police reported. Police learned about the man’s outstanding warrant and arrested him, according to the report.

Officers searched the car and found marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

The man said he knew the marijuana was illegal to purchase without a medical marijuana card and he had never been issued a card, police reported.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was released pending charges, according to the police report.


A Scottsdale man was arrested Sept. 26 in the 400 block of South Mill Avenue on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.

Officers were first called to a Tempe business because the man fell asleep outside, police reported. Officers spotted a small bag of marijuana located in the man’s shirt pocket as he slept, according to the report.

The man said the marijuana was his friend’s and that he smoked a little bit earlier, police reported. Police also found wrapping papers in the man’s pocket, according to the report.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and released, according to the report.

Reports compiled by Jessica Suerth.

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