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The St. Clair County Drug Task Force recently conducting raids on four drug houses in Port Huron and Port Huron Township, according to a report from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

More than $100,000 worth of marijuana was confiscated before it had a chance to get to the streets. Many of the manufacturers pulled out their medicinal marijuana cards to legitimize their operations, but there are guidelines in the law that disqualifies many of them.

“We are well aware of the medical marijuana laws in effect,” said Sheriff Tim Donnellon. “These people are not medical marijuana providers; they are people who are trying to hide behind the law to profit in illegal drug sales."

Deputies obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 1700 block of 24th Street on April 30 at about 7:30 p.m. Their search uncovered a total of $2,500 worth of marijuana, illegal prescription pills, two firearms, packaging material and drug paraphernalia. Four Port Huron men were arrested, ages 35, 27, 24 and 21. They are expected to face charges, including manufacturing with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of analogs and frequenting a drug house.

Two more search warrants were executed at about 11 p.m. April 29. An address in the 1400 block of 21st Street was hiding $15,000 worth of cocaine, packaging materials, a cell phone and a vehicle. A Detroit resident, 31, was arrested and faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and being a habitual offender.

Also at about 11 p.m., the Drug Task Force raided a home in the 2200 block of Farley Street in Port Huron. That search netted $9,000 worth of marijuana and led to a second search conducted in the 1500 block of Carleton Street in Port Huron. That search saw more than $112,000 worth of marijuana confiscated, digital scales, packaging materials, nine firearms, a vehicle and cell phones. A Port Huron man, 34, was arrested and faces multiple charges, including delivery and manufacture of marijuana, felony firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender.

The raids were the result of a several month investigation into the sales of cocaine and marijuana in the Port Huron and Port Huron Township areas.

“These growers go way outside the statutory requirements for a legal marijuana operation,” said Donnellon. “We will continue to arrest and prosecute anyone who is breaking the law, whether it is drugs or any other criminal activity.”

Donnellon said sometimes several different investigations into illegal drug operations from differing agencies or departments lead to arrests around the same time, even if they are not related, as in these four cases. And, sometimes, as in the raid on Farley Street in Port Huron, one bust will lead to another.

The Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol K-9 Unit, Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, U.S. Border Patrol K-9, Port Huron Police NET and U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted in the investigations.

 

 

http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2015/05/03/news/doc5543dc6eac754365719482.txt?viewmode=fullstory

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Packing materials? so we need to register now for baggies... some of them sound like they broke the rules, but i feel the pigs put us all in the box, legal or not ....bust'em all let the court figure it out mentality ..

 

When I was raided they found 1/4 oz of fan leaves that were probably ten years old, never threw them out and didn't even know I had them and 1 gram of powdered cannabis.

 

They tried to say the powdered stuff was cocaine and then went to the kitchen and found "packaging materials" (baggies) "hidden" in the cupboard. Very active imaginations.

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When their investigation leads them to cocaine houses and weapons and 6 figure cash caches, the whole scale/packaging issue comes into play imo. Every dispensary possesses packaging supplies and scales for low hanging fruit fodder for thought.

I'd like to hear from compliant raided growers who lost their scales or were charged for them?

 

(non compliant cannabis= possession, manufacturing)

(non compliant cannabis + packaging/weighing tools= intent to deliver, manufacturing, possession, etc) ?

 

3 charges > 2 charges(?)

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I'd like to hear from compliant raided growers who lost their scales or were charged for them?

 

(non compliant cannabis= possession, manufacturing)

(non compliant cannabis + packaging/weighing tools= intent to deliver, manufacturing, possession, etc) ?

(f) "Medical use" means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture, use, internal possession, delivery, ...

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Deputies obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 1700 block of 24th Street on April 30 at about 7:30 p.m. Their search uncovered a total of $2,500 worth of marijuana, illegal prescription pills, two firearms, packaging material and drug paraphernalia. Four Port Huron men were arrested

$2,500 = about 10 ounces

divvied by 4 people = about 2.5 oz each.

 

Two more search warrants were executed at about 11 p.m. April 29. An address in the 1400 block of 21st Street was hiding $15,000 worth of cocaine, packaging materials, a cell phone and a vehicle. A Detroit resident, 31, was arrested and faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and being a habitual offender.

you will notice there is no marijuana found at the cocaine house.

also you will notice the writer wrote "more warrants" that happened on a previous day. how can you execute two more search warrants on the day previous? thats not proper english! its propadaganda!

 

Also at about 11 p.m., the Drug Task Force raided a home in the 2200 block of Farley Street in Port Huron. That search netted $9,000 worth of marijuana and led to a second search conducted in the 1500 block of Carleton Street in Port Huron. That search saw more than $112,000 worth of marijuana confiscated, digital scales, packaging materials, nine firearms, a vehicle and cell phones. A Port Huron man, 34, was arrested and faces multiple charges, including delivery and manufacture of marijuana, felony firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender.

the police obviously failed to mention this time that it was "high grade". :P

they also failed to mention how many plants there were. isnt it interesting when they do that?

 

Donnellon said sometimes several different investigations into illegal drug operations from differing agencies or departments lead to arrests around the same time, even if they are not related, as in these four cases. And, sometimes, as in the raid on Farley Street in Port Huron, one bust will lead to another.

four cases not related. the cocaine has nothing to do with the mmj people.

its interesting to see how one can be blinded by emotions in a press release. i guess thats why they mix the seperate cases together.

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no grass, they mention the cocaine in order to taint your opinion of the case.

you must realize that the propaganda and press releases are working against you.

 

probably it is wholly unrelated.

there's thousands of compliant growers in port huron. one must wonder why they raided this one with the mj. IF they turn out to be non compliant there are little protections offered. plant counts, possession weights, scales, baggies......no matter, if the dtf knows they were selling to the local dispensary for example. Illegal pills and illegal cannabis sales may be the felony(s) that snags the firearms during the commission thereof, making growing cannabis in that house non compliant , removing cannabis protections, assuming there actually was illegal rx and firearms in the same house.  nothing to with the cocaine house even

 

(post you responded to was implying that cops don't give 2 squirts of pee about a scale in a compliant garden)  But then they discover an illegal non compliant garden, or cocaine, or guns and 6 figures cash, they care about scales and such.

I've been raided too, in the 80"s and al they cared about when they entered was "wheres the scales". they charged me with possession of 17 grams of marijuana. I get it, the charges could have been greater had I had a room with an ohaus scale and packaging equipment right?  that's my point. ;)

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my point was that you were assuming these people are part of some dispensary, even though it is not mentioned in the article. caregivers can package marijuana in bags, using scales, yes or no?

 

to answer your question, here are a few patient/cg raids that had scales involved:

http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/topic/46478-this-search-warrant-served-below-resulted-from-a-patient-inquiry/

so you can ask pic book about it. i think one of the cops who raided him was one of the cops who is now under federal indictment...

 

http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/topic/29150-pot-activist-charged-with-drug-felony/

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there's thousands of compliant growers in port huron. one must wonder why they raided this one with the mj. IF they turn out to be non compliant there are little protections offered. plant counts, possession weights, scales, baggies......no matter, if the dtf knows they were selling to the local dispensary for example. Illegal pills and illegal cannabis sales may be the felony(s) that snags the firearms during the commission thereof, making growing cannabis in that house non compliant , removing cannabis protections, assuming there actually was illegal rx and firearms in the same house.  nothing to with the cocaine house even

 

(post you responded to was implying that cops don't give 2 squirts of pee about a scale in a compliant garden)  But then they discover an illegal non compliant garden, or cocaine, or guns and 6 figures cash, they care about scales and such.

I've been raided too, in the 80"s and al they cared about when they entered was "wheres the scales". they charged me with possession of 17 grams of marijuana. I get it, the charges could have been greater had I had a room with an ohaus scale and packaging equipment right?  that's my point. ;)

 

 

Yeah but if you get raided and happen to have some zip-loc bags in your house, you're F-ucked.  Who doesn't have some zip-loc bags at home? 

 

I'm a licensed asbestos inspector, and guess what, we use little zip-loc baggies to collect samples for asbestos.  So I always have little baggies in my trunk.  Also, I conduct soil and groundwater sampling at gas stations.  This requires that I carry little glass vials with 10 ML of methanol in them as a preservative for soil samples and also little glass vials preserved with some HCL for groundwater samples.  And I have to weigh each sample when collected, so I also need a little scale to be able to document proper sample collection.  So LEO can look at my array of stuff and jump to a conclusion.  In my ordinary course of work, I'd look like a drug dealer.  You might look to my post "Oh No Canada"  from a few years ago to see how all of this non-relevant crap might be used against any of us. 

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my point was that you were assuming these people are part of some dispensary, even though it is not mentioned in the article. caregivers can package marijuana in bags, using scales, yes or no?

 

Tpain,

 

I made no such assumption, nor did I post one suggesting any of these people were involved with a dispensary.  I did mention an example of an easy score for police to find scales and packaging equipment, like EVERY cg has on hand of course, yet, the police are not snagging up MMMP compliant people and charging them for having a scale.

 

Are they raiding supposed non compliant people and mentioning the scales on hand, sure they do. If these particular people in the first raid turn out to be non compliant drug dealers as painted by the police, then these scales and baggies will be entered as evidence of their case against them.

 

 

one of your links makes my point clearly with ; "Adam Leslie Brook, 42, of Royal Oak was arraigned Feb. 22 in 44th District Court on one count of delivering and manufacturing marijuana, three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and four counts of felony firearm charges.

 

The charges against Brook stem from a raid the Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted at his house on Jan. 12. Sheriff Michael Bouchard said NET seized about 600 grams of marijuana, two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun, a bullet-proof vest, marijuana candy, a triple-beam scale, and a tally sheet with names and prices."

 

the other  link is of picbook behaving at a farmers market with shady vendors and such. If she was slinging herb at a farmers market why would anyone want to register her as a patient.... and what might they may have mentioned during a discussion of such an arrangement? poor example of compliancy caught with baggies and scales?

 

I listened to this dtf guy speak before in front of a whole room full of cg's and patients. He commented how he knew some of them, from raids 20 years ago, and the room chuckled. He reiterated some basic rules, 12 plants, limited access, covered locked gardens, 5 patient sales, etc and said he didn't care about those following those rules, and would never see them. He did say that if you step out of those rules you will be caught arrested and charged.   I believed him.

 

 

A list of his Port Huron raids to  dissect the compliancy/non compliancy finished cases might show a clearer picture?

 

I know what you're trying to say, I do , I get it. But when 100 card holders blatantly grow and use cannabis and one of them gets an investigation and a raid I feel bad. But just wait a minute, you'll see. No sense on guessing what went down, it will all come out soon  and better understanding will ensue.

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Yeah but if you get raided and happen to have some zip-loc bags in your house, you're F-ucked.  Who doesn't have some zip-loc bags at home? 

 

I'm a licensed asbestos inspector, and guess what, we use little zip-loc baggies to collect samples for asbestos.  So I always have little baggies in my trunk.  Also, I conduct soil and groundwater sampling at gas stations.  This requires that I carry little glass vials with 10 ML of methanol in them as a preservative for soil samples and also little glass vials preserved with some HCL for groundwater samples.  And I have to weigh each sample when collected, so I also need a little scale to be able to document proper sample collection.  So LEO can look at my array of stuff and jump to a conclusion.  In my ordinary course of work, I'd look like a drug dealer.  You might look to my post "Oh No Canada"  from a few years ago to see how all of this non-relevant crap might be used against any of us. 

 

That's right!!    following the rules of conduct in life will afford us the best chance of avoiding a raid for MMMA non compliancy. It has worked for the majority of registrants I hear. 

wonder why cops don't carry a box of zip locks and some mini digi scales to plant, instead of cocaine and guns.

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