Public Safety

Traffic stop leads to theft, drug-related charges

A Cedar Rapids man faces theft and drug charges after he was allegedly found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle and prescription pills during a traffic stop.

According to the criminal complaint, Charles E. McMillin, 38, was driving a 2004 GMC Sierra on Nov. 21 when police stopped him at First Avenue and 35th Street SE.

The complaint states McMillin took the vehicle, which was valued at “no more than $10,000,” from Potter Manure Pumping Inc. in Cascade.

Additionally, police said they found hydrocodone and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.

McMillin faces charges of second-degree theft, a class-D felony, and unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

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