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Medical Marijuana Grower Releases Photos Of Basement After Police Visit; Saginaw County Sheriff's Officials Say Destruction Policy Will Change


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By Gus Burns | The Saginaw News

May 20, 2010, 9:15AM

 

SAGINAW — In response to the new medical marijuana laws, Saginaw County sheriff’s deputies will discontinue their policy of destroying grow equipment when they serve search warrants at the homes of medical marijuana patients or caretakers, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Detective Randy P. Pfau said.

 

“Instead of destroying property, we’ll take everything in a forfeiture and let a judge make a decision on whether they’re allowed to have that property back or not,” Pfau said.

 

The second look at the policy is a response by the department to the public concern regarding action taken by deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents in the basement of the home owned by Edwyn W. Boyke Jr., 64, of Saginaw Township, Pfau said.

 

Police raided Boyke’s home on April 15, because they say he violated drug laws, and destroyed his grow operations, which Boyke said cost him $7,000.

 

“It’s so new to us, this new law, so we’re acting on protocol that’s been in place... forever with manufacture of marijuana,” Pfau said.

 

Pfau said the old norm was to take a portion of the grow equipment to present as evidence and document with rest with photographs and inventory sheets, so they didn’t need to confiscate sometimes large setups.

 

Because the possession and farming of marijuana is no longer inherently illegal, due to the new state medicinal laws, Pfau said deputies will adjust their procedures.

 

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Read the original story and see the pictures here:

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/05/medical_marijuana_grower_relea.html

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Our tax dollars at work. :(

 

Sb

 

I here ya there!

 

But, when we consider just what these home-invaders do for a living [strong-arming helpless victims in the privacy of a family's home], we can't help but wonder . . . what would these victimizers of the People be doing . . . if they were all working in "The Private Sector"??

 

(Brrr . . . shudder, shudder)

 

Better to have SOME degree of "public oversight" and "government accountability", eh?

 

"EMPOWER the FLOWER" (eh!?)

 

: ]

 

Be FREE!

 

And, share the Healing

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Some of the ignorant comments there speak to the fact the there still are people out there who just don't get it. I got a feeling the cops are gonna get theirs on this one. Sad this happened, never should have. But he may have just taken one for the team. Hopefully something good comes from this.

 

Apparently LEO can't think for themselves or use common sense. Destroy or confiscate & let a judge figure it out," that'ell fix'em..we don't like this law anyway, never bothered to read it" duesch-bags......... Gotta love the professionalism.

 

Hopefully a judge will figure it out.. a civil judge !!!!!!!

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I KNOW RIGHT,,, WTF !!!!!..................................................................................................

 

Ditto THAT!

 

And a VERY, VERY, ANGRY, Short, Dark and Shadowy-eyed, Little, Helmet-headed MARTIAN also comes to mind.

 

(well, at least for those of us "about our age" it sure does, anyway!)

 

May this be "The LAST OUTRAGE!" committed against "WE the PEOPLE" of Michigan by "The State" of Michigan.

 

In fact, why not just print-up some T-shirts with the disgraceful image of the trashed personal property and "The Last Outrage" in bold heading? And give all the proceeds to help replace the trashed home and equipment.

 

And a little something for the pain and suffering sure wouldn't hurt!

 

Got a silk-screen / press anyone?

 

FREE the TREE!

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The Saginaw County Sheriff is still searching for a matching boat and recreational camper for "HIS" new mustang that was confiscated to fight the war on drugs.

All Saginaw County residents are urged to call 1-555-BILLSSTUFF to report any "suspected" criminals in their neighborhoods. Please provide a detailed description of all real estate holdings, vehicles, RV's, boats, high end electronics etc. Your call we be answered in the value received.

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By Gus Burns | The Saginaw News

May 20, 2010, 9:15AM

 

SAGINAW — In response to the new medical marijuana laws, Saginaw County sheriff’s deputies will discontinue their policy of destroying grow equipment when they serve search warrants at the homes of medical marijuana patients or caretakers, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Detective Randy P. Pfau said.

 

“Instead of destroying property, we’ll take everything in a forfeiture and let a judge make a decision on whether they’re allowed to have that property back or not,” Pfau said.

 

The second look at the policy is a response by the department to the public concern regarding action taken by deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents in the basement of the home owned by Edwyn W. Boyke Jr., 64, of Saginaw Township, Pfau said.

 

Police raided Boyke’s home on April 15, because they say he violated drug laws, and destroyed his grow operations, which Boyke said cost him $7,000.

 

“It’s so new to us, this new law, so we’re acting on protocol that’s been in place... forever with manufacture of marijuana,” Pfau said.

 

Pfau said the old norm was to take a portion of the grow equipment to present as evidence and document with rest with photographs and inventory sheets, so they didn’t need to confiscate sometimes large setups.

 

Because the possession and farming of marijuana is no longer inherently illegal, due to the new state medicinal laws, Pfau said deputies will adjust their procedures.

 

....................

 

Read the original story and see the pictures here:

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/05/medical_marijuana_grower_relea.html

 

 

 

Voted up Good post Thanks

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Having state officals see this happening every day makes me angry. Is this a mockery or what. These unwarrented busts raids arrests have been going on for over a year now and who within the state gov has stepped up to the plate to get it stopped. Who are these people that think they control us, They need to go Think 3000 of us roll a car over get some attention ?? :)See um night sticking the cripples now

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Because the possession and farming of marijuana is no longer inherently illegal, due to the new state medicinal laws, Pfau said deputies will adjust their procedures.

 

That should have been the thought over a year ago.

 

Such policies expose the public to danger.

 

Such policies expose the local government to financial loss.

 

Source of the problem is the determination of local, and state, governments to ignore the voters.

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