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

Posted: 5:51 PM, Dec 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-12 17:51:38-05

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.