Brad Posted May 13, 2010 Report Share Posted May 13, 2010 By John Tunison | The Grand Rapids Press May 12, 2010, 6:57PM Grand Rapids police find weapons in raid of licensed medical marijuana caregiver, fear other growers are stepping beyond law GRAND RAPIDS -- Inside his small home on Houseman Avenue NE, Randolph Oom -- a licensed medical marijuana grower -- was a drug dealer in disguise, police say. Under the guise of Michigan's medical marijuana licensing, he sold marijuana to people without proper medical credentials and sometimes traded marijuana for methadone pills that he sold for profit, police said. But the most troubling discovery, police say, were the five military-style rifles, loaded magazines and altered handgun they found in a search of his home April 27. Police say confidentiality laws protecting licensed growers are complicating their investigations. And they fear operations such as Oom's -- medical marijuana providers allegedly stepping beyond the law -- are far too common. Continued here My Commentary... First, I don't understand how police photos become available to newspapers before they're shown to jurors in court? Doesn't that kinda prejudice the jury pool? So what if he had guns, even the dreaded "assault rifle". Almost all of us in Michigan have guns, it's a constitutional right that was paid for at great cost. I just reread the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and could not find any reference to banning survivalists from becoming caregivers, or prohibiting patients or caregivers from owning or possesing firearms. Beyond that, having an unregistered firearm with the serial number rubbed out, and trading cannabis for illegal perscription narcotics to unregistered patients, are actions even I can't defend. I hope for his sake those allegations prove to be false. I would just like to add, if you plan on becoming a licensed caregiver for real sick people, please cease any unlawful transactions you may have engaged in previously. Being a caregiver means not being a street dealer. Stay safe friends... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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