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Gratiot Men Sentenced For Stealing Medical Marijuana

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Nabbed immediately after breaking into a Sumner Township barn, two Gratiot County men were found with 22 Mason jars filled with medical marijuana in their car.

Adam Root, 35, of Alma was sentenced Monday to four to 10 years in prison for breaking and entering in the June incident.

He was also sentenced to two and a half to four years for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, said Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Root and Nicholas Bergey, 23, of St. Louis, had broken into a barn and stolen the medical marijuana that had been placed into 22 Mason jars.

 

The two had left the car parked by the side of the road and walked through a field to get to the barn, he said.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the car that evening and thought it was suspicious.

After checking the hood, he determined the car was still warm and decided to park a short distance away and wait

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Nabbed immediately after breaking into a Sumner Township barn, two Gratiot County men were found with 22 Mason jars filled with medical marijuana in their car.

Adam Root, 35, of Alma was sentenced Monday to four to 10 years in prison for breaking and entering in the June incident.

He was also sentenced to two and a half to four years for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, said Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Root and Nicholas Bergey, 23, of St. Louis, had broken into a barn and stolen the medical marijuana that had been placed into 22 Mason jars.

The two had left the car parked by the side of the road and walked through a field to get to the barn, he said.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the car that evening and thought it was suspicious.

 

After checking the hood, he determined the car was still warm and decided to park a short distance away and wait.

 

Root and Bergey were caught as they were leaving the scene in the car, Kushion said.

Bergey, who has no history of felonies, pleaded guilty to attempted larceny and possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 90 days on the larceny charge and 30 days for possession of marijuana, Kushion said.

He was placed on probation for 18 months.

The plea agreement was based on Bergey’s willingness to testify truthfully against Root, Kushion said.

Root, who has a history of felonies including breaking and entering, attempted home invasion and receiving and concealing stolen merchandise, has been released from parole five months before the June incident.

He had been convicted of possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine and sentenced to prison in 2010, Kushion said.

The owner of the marijuana, who has a license to provide to patients, reported the break-in the following day, but did not initially state the amount stolen.

Possession of that large an amount of marijuana is currently under a separate investigation, Kushion said.

 

Linda Gittleman is a staff writer at the Morning Sun and can be reached at lgittleman@michigannewspapers.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gittleman

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now they are going after the medical cannabis producer...

 

a great reason to be careful who u tell

 

like phaqu says... loose lips sink ships...

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oops line :)

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