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Kalamazoo resident arrested with more than 200 ecstasy pills

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A small bag of the drug Ecstasy is displayed July 26, 2000 at the U.S. Customs House in Los Angeles as part of 2.1 million tablets of the drug seized by customs agents earlier in the day. The drugs have an estimated street value of $40 million. The seizure of the drugs at Los Angeles International Airport marked the high point of a 10-month investigation by the Southwest Border Initiative a multi-agency task force. Officials said it was the biggest Ecstasy haul in history. (WWMT/U.S. Customs, Newsmakers)

A 26-year-old Kalamazoo resident was arrested Friday when Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers found more than 200 ecstasy pills in their vehicle.

They said around 8:40 p.m., they stopped the vehicle in the 5300 block of Portage Street for a civil violation.

When officer spoke with the vehicle's passengers, they said they smelled marijuana, and the passengers seemed unusually nervous.

They asked the passengers to get out of the vehicle, at which point one passenger told officers he had a firearm.

The officers recovered the firearm, which was loaded, and searched the vehicle. They then found the ecstasy pills.

The 26-year-old faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and possession with intent to deliver ecstasy.