Marijuana seized in Spring Lake Township

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Lt. Mike Harvitt, section commander of the West Michigan Enforcement Team said officers searched the property, 15249 Central St., on Tuesday afternoon.

A number of plants were removed from the unlocked garage, Harvitt said.

Harvitt said this was a medical marijuana operation and they were trying to determine who held the license.

If the person is a licensed caregiver, he or she can have up to five patients. The total plants that person would be allowed to have is 72. Harvitt said the number of plants removed was well below that.

No arrests have been made at this point.

Neighbor Mike Walsh watched the raid, and said he never saw that many police at one spot before.

“The plants and the buckets were a good 4 ½-5 feet tall,” he said. “I stopped counting after 20.”

Read the full story about this seizure, neighborhood reactions and about medical marijuana licensure issues in Thursday's edition of the Tribune.

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