Traffic stop leads to fentanyl bust

By: Gena Johnson | Warren Weekly | Published June 2, 2023


WARREN — A 40-year-old Grosse Pointe resident is facing a slew of drug charges punishable by up to life in prison following a traffic stop in Warren on May 24.

Cymone Dorsey was arraigned in the 37th District Court on charges that include delivery and/or manufacture of fentanyl (1,000 grams or more); delivery and/or manufacture of cocaine (50 to 450 grams), a 20-year felony; and delivery and/or manufacture of methamphetamine, a seven-year felony.

According to Warren police, an officer was on a routine patrol May 23 in a marked squad car when he noticed a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with alleged obstructed vision and defective equipment.  The officer made a traffic stop, questioned Dorsey, and confirmed he did not have a valid driver’s license and that he had outstanding traffic warrants. According to police, Dorsey was arrested without incident. The Jeep was reportedly searched, and investigators allegedly found drugs in a tote bag. Police said 1 kilogram of fentanyl, 554 grams of methamphetamine and more than 270 grams of cocaine were found, along with narcotics packing materials and several cellphones.  According to police, these items are consistent with street-level narcotics transactions.

Dorsey was reportedly interviewed by narcotics detectives and allegedly made admissions connecting him to the drugs in the vehicle.

A plea of not guilty was entered before 37th District Court Judge Steve Bieda, who set bond at $100,000 cash or surety. According to police, Dorsey has a criminal history that includes burglary, safe breaking and other felonies.

“The Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA recently advised that one kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to kill up to 500,000 people,” said Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer in a written statement. “The amount of drugs recovered from this traffic stop no doubt saved the lives of thousands of people in the metro-Detroit area. Nearly $70,000 of narcotics were taken off the streets.”

At press time, Dorsey was in the Macomb County Jail awaiting a June 6 probable cause conference. His attorney of record is Joshua Jones, who did not respond to a request for comment by the press deadline.