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Police Seize More Than 100 Marijuana Plants From Chesterfield House

Chesterfield Township police said Tuesday an adult male, whose identity was not released, was arrested at the home in the 24 Mile and Gratiot area.

Investigators raided a Chesterfield Township home, seizing more than 100 marijuana plants and arresting an adult male, township police said Tuesday.

A township detective who recently joined the County of Macomb Enforcement Team, also known as COMET, initiated the investigation in the 24 Mile Road and Gratiot area. Police were looking into suspicious activity in a home in the Pleasant Meadows subdivision, according to a news release.

What they found during a Sept. 13 raid was an "elaborate and sophisticated hydroponic marijuana-growing operation," Detective Sgt. Deron Myers stated.

In addition to the plants discovered inside the home, police also seized extensive equipment that supported the illegal operation, Myers said.

The man under arrested was in the house at the time of the raid. His identity was not released, pending the issuance of charges. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Check back with Patch for updates.

FlyingTooLow September 18, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Thankfully, this desperado will appear in court to answer for these heinous offenses. Thus, saving America's women and children from a degenerate such as this. This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences, but a look at what the 'marijuana culture' is really about. People pursuing happiness in their own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I hope you check it out.
FlyingTooLow September 18, 2012 at 05:40 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
IrritatedMama September 20, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Is anyone else as exhausted by this topic as I am? When are we as a society going to shut down the narrow-minded individuals in control of our freedom and our money, and force them to understand how disgusted we are by the blatant abuse of power, wasting of our tax dollars to constantly track down manufacturers of marijuana?? I would love nothing more than to keep track of every individual employed with tax dollars who has contributed to these witch hunts and help see them to the unemployments ranks. Go find a true, violent criminal. Spend your time and our money solving any of the 100's of crimes going on in our area daily. It is utterly ridiculous. Marijuana is a medicinal plant, put here by God. Go out in public and catch someone truly dangerous, there are plenty out in the streets daily to find.- quit forcing your way into the peaceful homes of marijuana growers/smokers to LOOK for crime.
FlyingTooLow September 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
@IrritatedMama... Dang well said!!!!!
Lilly October 03, 2012 at 10:07 PM
VERY well said IrritatedMama..go girl.

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