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Saginaw-based federal agent said protest didn't influence medical marijuana bust in Thomas Township



ublished: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 12:30 PM Updated: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 8:59 AM

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THOMAS TOWNSHIP — Saginaw-based federal drug agents said the close proximity of a Tuesday raid at the home of Stephanie Whisman, 38, and John Roberts, 49, to the rally Roberts organized last week protesting action by the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department and calling for the recall of Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel are purely coincidental.


“No, no, this has been ongoing for some time,” said Joseph Schihl, Drug Enforcement Agency Resident Agent in Charge for the Saginaw Office.


“We did execute a federal search warrant and a large grow was seized,” he said. “The subjects were detained at the house and released pending further investigation.”


Schihl said the couple could still be indicted and the evidence is being tested at a federal crime lab in Chicago.


Robert and Whisman’s Bay City attorney, Ed Czuprynski, called the federal action “harassment and retaliation to the protest rally that was sponsored... at the courthouse in Saginaw.”


“It’s pretty unbelievable that they would go to such extremes that they have in response to a peaceful demonstration by law-abiding citizens,” he said. “It appears that there are certain rogue cops that refuse to accept the mandate of the public in Michigan... We have lawless law enforcement officers.”


Czuprynski said it’s his opinion that the sheriff’s department was involved in promoting the raid.


“I’m sure they had a lot to do it, but it’s all under the radar, though,” Czuprynski said. “It’s just pure retaliation. It’s harassment through the abuse of the police power (law enforcement agencies) hold.”


Czuprynski said he hopes the federal government will return Whisman and Roberts’ property and grow equipment.


“We’re going to make an effort to get it back,” he said. “But you know: The federal government is pretty big.”


Roberts said he and Whisman, members of the Tri-City Compassion Club, kept less than the legal limits of plants and usable marijuana as established by the state, which would be 132 plants and less than two pounds of usable marijuana based on the number of patients the couple said they have.



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Its outright harrasment at best! A More accurate description would be:



... legaly tolerated and permitted terrorism against legally licensed medical persons?


See the problem ? too different legal systems? Permitted? Terrorism to Citizens? ? ?


... Cow patties in the middle of the road ...


DEA_RAC Sagnaw Office, heads up!

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