(SANILAC COUNTY – MARION TOWNSHIP) – The Sanilac County Drug Task Force department issued the following press release Friday afternoon:
“On September 28th, the Sanilac County Drug Task Force initiated a search warrant executed on Maurer Rd. in Minden Twp. The investigation followed up on (non-corrected) violations of medical marijuana laws discovered during a separate criminal event in May 2017.
In May 2017 investigator’s observed violations of medical marijuana laws at a residential grow site. This was discovered while DTF was assisting the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Uniform Division on a Breaking and Entering complaint at the same location on Maurer Rd. (Minden Twp.). The residents were advised of the corrected measure needed to be compliant with the current medical marijuana laws.
The DTF subsequent investigations resulted in a search warrant issued and executed for those same properties located in the 8000 block of Maurer Rd.
Drug Task Force Investigators found numerous violations (some of which were previously found in need of correction and not done) of the medical marijuana laws, including access by subjects not licensed to handle or use marijuana along with a quantity of over 55 lbs. of processed marijuana, much of it located in a freezer in the living room of the home.
Law Enforcement has previously been involved with criminal investigations at the same location in November of 2016 where the home owner / family filed a complaint involving robbery by gunpoint and theft of (medical) marijuana.
The violations discovered on 09/28/17 resulted in additional to the 55 plus pounds of marijuana the seizure of 31 marijuana plants along with the growing equipment used to produce the marijuana.
The 62 year old male resident and his 52 year old female have not yet been charged with the related crime(s). Four (additional younger) adults from the Ubly and New Baltimore were found tending plants or in the grow area and face charges of various criminal marijuana violations pending review by the Prosecutor’s Office and lab analysis reports. None of these four had any medical marijuana permits. This investigation is ongoing.”