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Medical marijuana thefts stoke concerns

September 23, 2010

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Times Herald

 September 22, 2010

Port Huron police say marijuana found at a city residence during the weekend was stolen from a medical marijuana facility in Detroit.

Capt. Jim Jones said the investigation into the incident proved the marijuana was legal and intended for medical use.

Still, Jones said, police fear such incidents might become more common as medical use of marijuana becomes more prominent.

“It certainly is an issue that we’ve never had to deal with before,” he said.

Jones said it was the first incident in Port Huron stemming from marijuana being stolen from a medical facility.

He said such incidents could continue to be a problem, however.

“The cost is incredibly high for illegal sales,” he said of marijuana. “Drug dealers are always looking for a quick way to make a free buck. There are always these dangers of these homes being the targets of breaking and entering.”

The facility from which the marijuana was stolen did not return phone calls or an e-mail seeking comment.

On Saturday, Port Huron police confiscated several marijuana plants after responding to a reported confrontation between two groups of people.

About 3 a.m., police responded to a call about a confrontation near 10th and Division streets in Port Huron.

Police found a group of people loading marijuana plants from one vehicle to another.

The group that was loading the plants told police the plants had been stolen from a Detroit medical marijuana growing operation and that they were recovering the stolen items from another group of people.

Further investigation proved the marijuana actually was a legitimate medical drug.

Jones said St. Clair County’s major crimes unit was working with Detroit police officials regarding charges against those who stole the marijuana.

He also said the marijuana would be given back to the facility from which it was stolen.


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  1. November 1, 2010 10:21 pm

    what is this world coming to?? stealing weed now? come on.

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