Upper Peninsula, Marijuana, Police Upper Peninsula Man Gets 13 Years In Prison For Marijuana – CBS Detroit

BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. (AP) — A man described as the “kingpin” behind a marijuana operation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison.

The government says Spencer Ward and his associates sold marijuana worth $475,000. More than 40 people assisted him at his farm in Bruce Crossing or at stores. Ward’s operation in Ontonagon, Marquette and Iron counties was described as very sophisticated.

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He’s lost his 80-acre farm as part of the criminal case.

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The government says Ward tried to shield his activities under Michigan’s medical marijuana law but “was not even close” to complying with the state program.

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