Michigan: Deputies, DEA Arrest Medical Marijuana Patients


Photo: WNEM
Deputies haul away marijuana after raiding what patients described as a medical marijuana grow operation

‚ÄčTwo medical marijuana patients were arrested last week by Saginaw County, Michigan sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers.

According to arrested couple, the marijuana they grew was for medical purposes in accordance with Michigan’s medical marijuana law, but the sheriff’s office said they were not following state guidelines, reports WNEM.
Hundreds of marijuana plants, guns and other possessions were seized in the raids last week.
John Roberts, 48, of Thomas Township, protested the arrest and said the growing and use of marijuana by patients is legal.

Michigan law allows qualified medical marijuana patients to possess 2.5 ounces of dried cannabis and 12 plants.
According to Roberts, the plants seized in the raid were going to be used to treat people suffering from chronic diseases and terminal cancer.
The couple have not yet been charged, according to WNEM.
For WNEM video on the raid, click here.