Traffic stop in Canton leads to massive cocaine bust

A routine traffic stop led to a massive drug bust by Canton police on Sunday.

About 12 kilograms of suspected cocaine was discovered inside a PT Cruiser being driven by a 32-year-old Hispanic male, police said.

The man was traveling from I-275 and Ford Road. Police made the stop on I-96 near Levan in Livonia, saying the man's car had defective equipment.

Michigan State Police were called out with a narcotics detection dog. The animal picked up an odor which led to officers searching the vehicle.

"I don't know what to say because it's just terrible that they would be traveling like that," said Canton resident Terry Younger. "Who were they going to distribute it to? The kids? I'm picking my son up from the library, so who's hands was it going to be put in. I just don't know what to say."

Right now, police are not giving any further details on the case, and the suspect is being held at the Canton Township Police Department.

Canton resident Sarah Harcourt said she is not surprised by the bust, saying this kind of criminal activity happens in many parts of the metro area.

"You know, there are a lot of people that sell drugs and transport them and stuff," she said. "You know it's sad, it's horrible that it happens, but it happens."

Also police are not saying where exactly the 32-year-old man was headed or if he's part of a bigger drug operation. The investigation is ongoing.