Officers Search Home; Arrest One In Medical Marijuana Growing Operation

Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-05 12:19:28-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 5 2014) — One person is arrested with the possibility of more arrests to come after law enforcement surround a home that was said to be illegally growing drugs.

The Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team got a tip that the home, located in the 3000 block of Dean Lake Road, had a medical marijuana growing operation inside.

They arrested one person and were told another person with outstanding warrants was still inside.

The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was called out and searched the home with their robot. Officers had to shut down part of the Dean Lake Road between 3 and 4 Mile while they did their search.

“When we got inside, we determined it was medical marijuana grow operation.” explained Lt. Al Roetman with the Kent County SHeriff’s Department.

“The person we had in custody claims to have their cards and are a caregiver so we will investigate to see where that goes from here.”

Officers said there was never any threat to neighbors.

The investigation continues. Law enforcement said medical marijuana is a huge issue for them; one that definitely keeps them busy.