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Monroe County Michigan Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 6th, 2011 :: 07:23 p.m. EDT


Monroe Co So / DEA Raid Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation in Bedford Twp.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is reporting an Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation in Bedford Township, Monroe Michigan.

On October 4th, 2011, at approximately 5:15 PM, The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team (S.R.T.) executed a search warrant at 7500 block of S. Telegraph Rd. in Bedford Township.

DEA - Toledo Task Force Officers along with members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Aviation Unit, Canine Unit, and Road Patrol assisted in the drug raid.

Information was received that a large scale marijuana grow operation was being conducted at a residence on Telegraph Rd. north of Sterns Rd. The information was relayed to the DEA - Toledo Drug Task Force, due to the subjects having an association with Toledo, Ohio.

A search warrant was executed at the single family residence revealing over 115 fully matured marijuana plants inside a fabricated greenhouse area. Also located was areas for drying and cultivating the marijuana for sales an distribution. The grow operation was in violation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.

During the search warrant, a suspect (Male - 25) from Toledo, Ohio was encountered in the back garage. It was determined the suspect was located near a loaded shotgun with additional ammunition and body armor for security purposes. A handgun was also located inside the residence. All of the illegal marijuana and firearms were confiscated at by investigators.

While conducting the search warrant two additional suspects were detained at the scene. One suspect (Male - 52) Toledo, Ohio was arrested an lodged on un-related charges.

The investigation is continued by Monroe County and the DEA Task Force.

Monroe County Michigan Sheriff's Office
100 E 2nd St
Monroe, MI 48161

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-240-7401

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