Pubdate: Mon, 03 Jul 2017
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Copyright: 2017 Detroit Free Press


Wayne police say the man had taken a toy dragon head from a local park
and turned it into a marijuana pipe.

A 19-year-old Wayne man faces criminal charges after police say he
stole a dragon head from a playground and turned it into a marijuana

Wayne police say [name redacted] was recently arrested and charged
with larceny -- $1,000 or more and malicious destruction of
property -- $1,000 or more. The charges stem from an incident Wayne
police responded to on Christmas Day in 2015.

On that day, police were called to Rotary Park II at 5000 Chamberlain.
A caller reported someone had taken a large green dragon head that was
a part of a play structure.

After receiving a tip, police reportedly recovered the dragon head
from a Wayne residence in May 2016. When police located the dragon
head, they reportedly discovered it had been turned into a large pipe
used to smoke marijuana.

A warrant request to arrest [name redacted] was submitted to the Wayne 
County Prosecutor's Office for review. The warrant was granted, though
[name redacted] was not located for more than a year and was just 
recently arrested, said Lt. Ryan Strong of the Wayne Police Department.

He was arraigned June 17 and given a $10,000/10 percent bond. He's
scheduled to return to court for a preliminary examination the morning
of July 11. That hearing will take place in Wayne's 29th District Court.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
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