Cedar Rapids Traffic Stop Leads To Multiple Charges

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Cedar Rapids man faces a variety of charges after a Thursday afternoon traffic stop.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, officers in the 1300 block of Third Street SW spotted 29-year-old Michael Stoner driving a green minivan. Police said they knew Stoner did not have a valid license based on a traffic stop from December 2013, when Stoner was driving the same green minivan with a barred license.

Officers pulled over Stoner, confirmed his license was revoked and performed a search on him and the vehicle. The search turned up four different types of prescription medications, paraphernalia, cocaine and a BB gun in a backpack.

Police originally took Stoner to the Linn County Jail, but he was later transported to St. Luke's Hospital once it was believed he might have swallowed some narcotics before police pulled him over.

Stoner faces four counts of illegal possession of a prescription drug, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, city firearms violation, driving while revoked and driving without insurance. He was allowed to sign a consent delay due to him being hospitalized.
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