bobandtorey Posted October 17, 2013 Report Share Posted October 17, 2013 ROME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan farmer who dodged a prison sentence for growing 8,000 marijuana plants is losing his house and 23-acre farm. #An attorney for Ed and Linda Schmieding says they're not fighting a forfeiture claim by a Michigan State Police drug unit. The property was in jeopardy because it was the site of the marijuana operation in Lenawee County. #Schmieding pleaded guilty in Detroit federal court but was sentenced only to probation in June. Judge Bernard Friedman said he had made mistakes but "lived a good life." Schmieding began growing marijuana in 2010 after years of growing cut flowers and other plants. #A trial over the property had been scheduled for Tuesday in Adrian. Attorney James Daly tellsThe Daily Telegram that it would have been difficult to win. http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/oct/16/michigan-marijuana-grower-gives-farm-cops/?in-other-news Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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