Ferndale police have charged a Detroit man with attempting to bribe an officer in order to escape charges for marijuana possession and outstanding warrants. According to police, Anthony Martin, 23, of Detroit, offered to split the $2,600 that police found in his vehicle in exchange for being let go.
Police apprehended Martin on Wednesday, Sept. 22, after responding to another man’s report of being threatened with a gun by the suspect. After arriving at the Ferndale address, police saw Martin drive off in a Ford Windstar. After catching up with him, the arresting officer discovered that Martin had several outstanding warrants, no valid driver’s license, the large sum of cash and approximately four grams of marijuana.
After placing the suspect in the back of the police cruiser, police allege that Martin asked an officer to split the cash with him in exchange for letting him go. In addition to facing the marijuana possession charge, Martin also faces a charge of attempting to bribe an officer. A preliminary examination concerning the charge, which could result in four years in prison, is scheduled for Sept. 30. In the meantime, Martin is being held in jail on a $10,000 cash bond.