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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


The Ypsilanti Courier reports that the DEA Detroit Division, along with the cooperation of several other police agencies, raided the dispensary named "The Shop" on Tuesday morning. By afternoon, officers were questioning a number of people outside the shop.


According to eyewitnesses, there were reports of a Ypsilanti Police Department SUV and several unmarked police vehicles parked outside the dispensary. During the raid, a man was taken from inside the store in handcuffs and placed in the SUV - however, after the raid, he was seen back in the shop without handcuffs.


Special Agent Rich Isaacson with the DEA Detroit Division said that he could not comment on the execution of a search warrant for the dispensary, only that one had been executed.


The Ypsilanti Courier reports that it tried to contact the dispensary and left a voicemail, but no one has returned the call.


 


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e U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant Tuesday morning at The Shop medical marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti.

Special Agent Rich Isaacson, DEA Detroit Division, confirmed the execution of the search warrant at the location, 513 W. Cross St., with assistance from multiple other police agencies.

According to an eyewitness report, the raid began between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Two vehicles along with inventory from inside The Shop were confiscated, according to the eyewitness.

The raid was underway by noon and officers were seen questioning several people sitting in front of The Shop. There was an Ypsilanti Police Department SUV and several unmarked police vehicles outside.

A tow truck was on scene and carried away a GMC Yukon. Police also seized property from inside the shop, including boxes, bags of marijuana, and what appeared to be a small electronic device.

During the raid, a man in handcuffs was forced into the Ypsilanti police SUV. After the raid, this man was seen back at The Shop, without handcuffs.

Also afterward, a woman was walking along the sidewalk and exclaimed, "We did nothing wrong!" just before she entered The Shop.

Isaacson said due to the ongoing investigation, he was unable to comment on the execution of the search warrant or release any further details about the case. He said the DEA was assisted by numerous state and police agencies, including many local agencies.

LAWNET (Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team) was contacted regarding a raid at The Shop. LAWNET assisted with the federal case, but because of police policy the agency is unable to comment on the DEA's case.

A message was left on The Shop's voicemail, but currently nobody from the business has commented for this report.

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Hey C'mon now, they pay for themselves by taking their spoils of war.

Besides, it is Not their job to worry about or investigate Real crime involving Real Violent criminals.

Easy pickings, they probably had the blessings of City council, proper business licenses, paid taxes, provided jobs.

Or were they rouge? No approval from the city?

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Hey C'mon now, they pay for themselves by taking their spoils of war.

Besides, it is Not their job to worry about or investigate Real crime involving Real Violent criminals.

 

Exactly! Their job is to rob and plunder, just like any other gangster.

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With every thing going on, do you realy think this is some kind of surprise?  If so well maybe you should go back and read the law, than read the court rulings, all of them lol!  Our law is being pulled out from under our feet!  who we gonna call?  Ghost Busters?  Mm Busters?

I think it is gonna take more than that to get back what we thought we had in the beginning of this law!

 

Peace

Jim

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its reassuring to know all those unsolved murder cases have been solved and the federal government, along with as many sherrif and police task forces can swoop in on the small time criminals.

Murder has one of the highest clearance rates of any crime case.  Generally an unsolved murder isn't going to be solved just because you put 10 more people on the case.  Unsolved murders are usually unsolved because of lack of evidence and not because of lack of attention.

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I had to throw this in.

 

The White House

Office of the National Drug Control Policy

For Immediate Release
April 24, 2013

Obama Administration Releases 2013 National Drug Policy Strategy

"We must address drug use as a public health issue, not just a criminal justice issue.”

“This Strategy demonstrates that the Obama Administration is serious about criminal justice reform,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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With every thing going on, do you realy think this is some kind of surprise?  If so well maybe you should go back and read the law, than read the court rulings, all of them lol!  Our law is being pulled out from under our feet!  who we gonna call?  Ghost Busters?  Mm Busters?

I think it is gonna take more than that to get back what we thought we had in the beginning of this law!

 

Peace

Jim

And i agree with Jim 

either we do another Law that we can pass in 2016 because imo we won't have any protections  left in the one we have now 

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Murder has one of the highest clearance rates of any crime case.  Generally an unsolved murder isn't going to be solved just because you put 10 more people on the case.  Unsolved murders are usually unsolved because of lack of evidence and not because of lack of attention.

 

Hmmm     The percentage of homicides that go unsolved in the United States has risen alarmingly even as the homicide rate has fallen to levels last seen in the 1960s.

 

We’ve concluded that the major factor is the amount of resources police departments place on homicide clearances and the priority they give to homicide clearances,” said University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford, who led a landmark study into how police can improve their murder investigations.

 

When did the drug war start?   More Police now than ever ??

 

Police have better things to do  bust kids for joints its easy,,   

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Cristi these arguments do not attack the root of the problem.  These are things people say when they are disgruntled.  When someone is pulled over for speeding the old line is, "aren't there real crimes out there you should be solving?"  The fact is that we are a society based on laws.  Do we just decide that the only laws enforced should be the ones outlawing the top 10 most violent crimes?  Maybe we decide to live in anarchy? 

 

As for your quote regarding murders--As I stated, murders have one of the highest clearance rates.  Look at the FBI crime stats. 

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Cristi these arguments do not attack the root of the problem.  These are things people say when they are disgruntled.  When someone is pulled over for speeding the old line is, "aren't there real crimes out there you should be solving?"  The fact is that we are a society based on laws.  Do we just decide that the only laws enforced should be the ones outlawing the top 10 most violent crimes?  Maybe we decide to live in anarchy? 

 

As for your quote regarding murders--As I stated, murders have one of the highest clearance rates.  Look at the FBI crime stats. 

 

To elaborate on your observation counselor: Our society is well aware of the Laws of this Particular Society. We have been it's victims for far too long. 

 

However throughout all of our lives we have existed in what amounts to a sub-culture of this Society you refer too. Therefore the other two alternatives you suggest having not had the opportunity your Laws have had at creating any other type of Society should at this point be given consideration. Any alteration would seem to be in our best interest. Surely their is a better compromise on the horizon...

 

High? SocietyS

 

"A society can also consist of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger society. This is sometimes referred to as a subculture, a term used extensively within criminology.

 

More broadly, a society may be illustrated as an economicsocial, or industrial infrastructure, made up of a varied collection of individuals. Members of a society may be from different ethnic groups. A society can be a particular ethnic group, such as the Saxons; a nation state, such as Bhutan; or a broader cultural group, such as a Western society. The word society may also refer to an organized voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes. A "society" may even, though more by means of metaphor, refer to a social organism such as an ant colony or any cooperative aggregate such as, for example, in some formulations of artificial intelligence"

 

Crime Statistics

" the U.S. has no comprehensive infrastructure to monitor crime trends and report the information to related parties such as law enforcement.[1]

Research using a series of victim surveys in 18 countries of the European Union funded by the European Commission has reported (2005) that the level of crime in Europe has fallen back to the levels of 1990, and notes that levels of common crime have shown declining trends in the U.S., Canada, Australia and other industrialized countries as well. The European researchers say a general consensus identifies demographic change as the leading cause for this international trend. Although homicide and robbery rates rose in the U.S. in the 1980s, by the end of the century they had declined by 40%.[1]

However they suggest that "increased use of crime prevention measures may indeed be the common factor behind the near universal decrease in overall levels of crime in the Western world", since decreases have been most pronounced in property crime and less so, if at all, in contact crimes.[2][3][4]"

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Every time this happens I can't help but think of the patients who frequent these places who now can look forward to long gaps in coverage due to re-homing their procurement process. If your primary source of medicine is a Dispensary, it would be an optimal time to start looking for a solid CG before this happens in your county and you end up displaced. Even if it's just finding a potential new resource, compassion club, word of mouth etc.

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Murder has one of the highest clearance rates of any crime case.  Generally an unsolved murder isn't going to be solved just because you put 10 more people on the case.  Unsolved murders are usually unsolved because of lack of evidence and not because of lack of attention.

 

Hmmm     The percentage of homicides that go unsolved in the United States has risen alarmingly even as the homicide rate has fallen to levels last seen in the 1960s.

 

We’ve concluded that the major factor is the amount of resources police departments place on homicide clearances and the priority they give to homicide clearances,” said University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford, who led a landmark study into how police can improve their murder investigations.

 

When did the drug war start?   More Police now than ever ??

 

Police have better things to do  bust kids for joints its easy,,   

Richard Nixon 1971 Scheduled mj as sched 1 despite the opposite suggestion from a scientific group he had look into mj.  He really hated the hippies and if they liked pot... From there it has gotten worse on many levels.

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Cristi these arguments do not attack the root of the problem.  These are things people say when they are disgruntled.  When someone is pulled over for speeding the old line is, "aren't there real crimes out there you should be solving?"  The fact is that we are a society based on laws.  Do we just decide that the only laws enforced should be the ones outlawing the top 10 most violent crimes?  Maybe we decide to live in anarchy? 

 

As for your quote regarding murders--As I stated, murders have one of the highest clearance rates.  Look at the FBI crime stats. 

 

would just one more police officer calling just one more witness help to find a murderer?

traffic police actually save lives many times over.

 

yet no one ever died from pot, and  people smoking pot rarely harms others (aside from fire hazards).

 

since we dont have infinite resources, it comes down to prioritization of crimes.

 

do we prioritize traffic safety which kills over 40000 people a year?

do we prioritize enviromental safety so our air, water and land isnt poisoned?

do we prioritize regulating banks so our economy does not sink into the great depression?

 

or do we prioritize a year long investigation  with multiple agencies and officers against some people selling medicine to sick patients?

 

  we have laws. but we dont spend all our time enforcing 'stay off the lawn' laws, because theres more important things to do.

 

changing what crimes gets prioritized  are as important as fixing the laws. your hand-waving arguments are tiring to read. 

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would just one more police officer calling just one more witness help to find a murderer?

I would guess that no witness usually goes uncalled in a murder investigation. 

 

Regardless, that argument is a slippery slope.  Why not go even further and drop everything every cop is doing in a jurisdiction when a murder is committed--until it is solved?  Why?  Because I think most murder investigations don't require 100 cops to solve.  Homicide detectives generally have a reasonable caseload that doesn't require the attention of every cop on the force.

 

Furthermore, prioritizing is fine but flat out neglecting illegal behavior because it isn't major crime does nothing but invite criminals into your jurisdiction. 

 

If you like the idea of anarchy then maybe that is your cup of tea and there is no changing your mind.  I don't happen to prefer anarchy.

 

Parenthetically, your claim that mj has never killed anyone is a pretty narrow view of the issue.  That surprises me given your ultra-broad view on the other issues.  Murders that collaterally involve mj (sales, etc) are a dime a dozen. 

 

Lastly, we build fancy monuments to dead presidents.  We fund the arts.  We do all sorts of things that eat through cash.  But we also do little about homelessness.  Maybe every time there is an unsolved murder we should prioritize and divert all cash towards solving the murder?  Shut down the Washington Monument and lay off park rangers.  Velcome to Amerika! 

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