Johannesburg Man Arrested for Narcotics, Resisting and Obstructing Troopers

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A Johannesburg man has been charged for having narcotics after running from Michigan State Police in Otsego County Thursday night.

Troopers from the MSP Gaylord Post stopped a car on South Old 27 Highway near Alpine Road in Bagley Township for an equipment violation when 28-year-old William Hetherington got out of the car and ran into a field.

When he was caught by troopers, Hetherington was found with two used syringes in his sweatshirt pocket.

Troopers also found a bottle cap wrapped in cellophane that contained heroin and more syringes inside the car. They say a cell phone that had a police scanner app running on it was also thrown from the car.

Hetherington has been charged with one count possession of narcotics less than 25 grams, along with resisting and obstructing police.

The driver of the car, a 26-year-old Johannesburg woman, was arrested for second offense operating while intoxicated. A 30-year-old Gaylord man that was a passenger in the car was also arrested for violating his parole.