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.READ MORE: Michigan Lottery Results For Tuesday, March 2, 2021
He’s lost his 80-acre farm as part of the criminal case.READ MORE: Former MDHHS Director, Robert Gordon To Receive $155,000 Payout After Resignation
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.MORE NEWS: Blue Cross of Michigan CEO Earned $11.5M in 2020
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