Police arrest one suspect on marijuana growing charges



AuGRES — The Michigan State Police, along with the STING Narcotics Group of West Branch have arrested one suspect after allegedly discovering marijuana being grown at a residence in AuGres.

During a random check on a sex offender residing in AuGres Township , troopers from the Michigan State Police Post of East Tawas discovered suspected marijuana growing activities, according to a news release from the police post.

According to the release, a search warrant was obtained and more than 100 suspected marijuana plants were discovered along with cultivated or processed suspected marijuana.

Lt. Jeff Keister, of STING in West Branch, said that STING assisted in the operation and investigation.

“The State Police performed their investigation and we were called in to help assist them,” he said. “We are here to help support local law enforcement whenever they need us.”

Keister said that the owner of the residence did not cooperate when police arrived.

STING operates in Arenac, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon and Crawford counties.

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I am SO VERY happy to read this and know there is more than 100 plants that is NOT going to be available to those who believe marijuana will not kill them.

Thank you SO much STING and our police departments!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | Report this

I agree....marijuana impairs judgement too!!!! Not that I am one to preach to the choir about doing wrong....But 2 thumbs up for getting the guy

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | Report this

Wish they would put a name of the offender in these articles. I live in the AuGres area and would like to know where this is being done. Why is the offender being protected?

Monday, April 18, 2011 | Report this

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