LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) —The DNR reminds hunters that combining the activity with drugs and alcohol can land them in jail. This comes as three men in Montmorency County now face multiple charges in connection with a hunting trip gone wrong.
DNR officials say a car with two men pulled up next to one of their officers so the driver could talk. Both men were wearing hunter orange suits.
During the conversation, the DNR officer said he noticed the passenger trying to put something under the seat. When they asked the passenger to get out of the vehicle, a bag of cocaine fell onto the street.
As the officer was addressing that issue, they say that the father of the passenger who was transporting cocaine arrived at the scene and was intoxicated.
It is illegal to possess any firearm while under the influence of alcohol or in possession of drugs, so officers had the probable cause they needed to search the vehicle, where the DNR seized six guns and 2 grams of cocaine.
Authorities say the men in the first vehicle each face two felony charges, one for possession of cocaine and one for possession of a firearm with illegal drugs, and the driver of the second vehicle faces two misdemeanor charges, operating while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.
All three men were booked into the Alpena County Jail and are pending arraignment.