(CBS DETROIT) – A man was detained after authorities discovered 4 kilograms of methamphetamine in his bag at the Detroit Greyhound bus station, federal officials say.
A federal indictment shows that Michigan State Police detectives were in the cargo hold of the bus station on Aug. 8 when a man, later identified as Antonio Frank Bufkin, made eye contact with them, stepped out of a line of passengers, and sat down. down in the lobby. Bufkin pulled out his phone and left the station, prompting them to approach him.
Bufkin, 39 or 40, told police he had no identification and gave the name “Antonio Brown” along with a fake date of birth and address.
After police failed to verify his identity, Burkin admitted his real name and said he may have a traffic warrant, according to court documents. A wallet in Bufkin’s pocket showed an ID that confirmed his identity.
Records from Couer show that investigators were issued a search warrant after a K-9 discovered “the presence of a narcotic odor in Bufkin’s luggage.” A search revealed several large Ziploc bags containing a thick white substance weighing 4,071 grams.
The substance, suspected to be methamphetamine, will be sent to a laboratory for further analysis.
The criminal complaint concluded probable cause that Bufkin committed possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
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