Police Raid Local Medical Marijuana Clinics
Three medical marijuana facilities in Ferndale and Waterford were raided Wednesday night by area police agencies and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. Fifteen arrests were made in connection with the raid.
Sheriff Micheal Bouchard says they confiscated $750,000 worth of majijuana, but that’s not all.
“In addition there were other drugs that were encountered, hand-to-hand transactions in the streets outside of these facilities, numerous guns were confiscated,” said Bouchard.
The Clinical Relief Center on Hilton in Ferndale and Everybody’s Cafe in Waterford were raided.
Bouchard says the facilities were operating outside the voter passed medical marijuana law, and in some cases sold the weed without asking for a doctor’s referral.
WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Nick Agro, co-owner of the Ferndale facility.
“One of the patients that was handcuffed and thrown down on the floor was my mother, who was a 28-year veteran of the Lake Orion police department. And, while sitting there with police, one of the police officers said that this came down from the State’s attorney general office,” Agro said.
“They [police officers] took medical records, they violated patients’ rights. It’s very clear in the state statute that no patient or care-giver is to be arrested. Every individual that was in that place [the clinic] was either a patient or a care-giver, and Oakland County has taken charge and arrested those individuals,” he said.
A spokesman for Attorney General Mike Cox said later Thursday that his office did not order the raids.
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