Police: $72k in utilities diverted for marijuana grow operation

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CODLWATER, Mich. — Drug investigators say they’ve made arrests after suspecting individuals of diverting electricity from Consumers Energy to grow marijuana.

Detectives from the Southwest Enforcement Team say they executed a search warrant at a Branch County home. They say they found suspects violating the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, possessing 56 plants in various stages of growth and about 100 schedule 2 prescription medications.

Consumers Energy estimates that almost $72,000 worth of utilities was diverted for the grow operation.

Information about the suspects is being withheld at this time.

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  • Jay

    Any fully carded medical marijuana caregiver can have 72 pants witch only gives you a small amount of room for failure if you want to have medication for your 5 patience at all times that’s why the growing license starts at 500 plants all the way up to 1500 because that’s what it takes to maintain medicine for small dispensary so you’re not fooling anybody with your 56 plants if you think we the people feel bad about consumers energy getting ripped off we don’t I get ripped off every day ever since Consumers energy had a smart meter put on my home

    • Matthew Bongers

      Wow in the time it took you to post this you probably could have saved everyone’s time and brain cells from reading your post. Why don’t you look it up on a map or better yet ask google. You expect them to draw you map? Like that would do you any good because you obviously can’t use one and instead decide to berate the writer of this article for your shortcomings. Also about this article this is why the war on drugs is a failure who gives a shit about what plants they have and in what stages of growth! Only thing wrong here was theft from the power company.