A South Lyon man is jailed following his arrest last week on felony cocaine charges that could land him behind bars for 20 years.

20-year-old Elijah Christopher Dalke was arrested by Green Oak Township Police September 19th after a traffic stop turned up 5.5 grams of cocaine in his vehicle. Green Oak Police Chief Jason Pless said officers had responded to reports of a fight at the Woodland Ridge Mobile Home Park, at Nine Mile and Rushton roads, just after midnight. When officers spotted Dalke driving away from the scene, Pless said officers pulled him over and after smelling alcohol, administered sobriety tests. He was then arrested for operating while intoxicated.

A subsequent search of his vehicle turned up three small packages of cocaine, which Pless says appeared packaged for delivery. Dalke was arraigned later that day on charges of delivery or manufacture of narcotics/cocaine less than 50 grams, a felony carrying up to 20 years in prison.

A preliminary exam is set for Oct. 3 in 53rd District Court. (JM)