petoskeystoned Posted July 16, 2011 Report Share Posted July 16, 2011 A married couple from Alanson, who were facing charges for allegedly violating the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, were acquitted on all charges in the case after a jury trial last month. John McLaughlin, 41, was found not guilty on one count of manufacturing marijuana, one count of maintaining a drug house and three counts of possession of a firearm at time of commission of a felony. Rene McLaughlin, 30, was found not guilty on one count of maintaining a drug house, courtrecords show. The couple were arrested in December 2010 by Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement, after officers discovered more than three pounds of processed marijuana, 24 marijuana plantsand three loaded firearms at the couple's home on Burt Lake View Drive in Maple River Township, the Petoskey News-Review previously reported. Officers were made aware that John McLaughlin had a medical marijuana card, however, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act states that it does not allow a qualifying patient to possess more than 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana, or more than 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility, according to the previous report.Copyright © 2011, Petoskey News Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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