Police: Michigan couple grew 206 marijuana plants ‘across the street from city hall’

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:58 EDT
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A couple in Coloma, Michigan was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection to a marijuana growing operation authorities claim they found in the rear of their computer repair business, located directly across the street from the town’s city hall.

In all, police said they pulled 206 marijuana plants out of the building. Area residents also told Michigan’s ABC 57 News that they “smelled weed constantly” in the area around city hall for weeks leading up to the bust.

The couple, 66-year-old Dennis Dickson and 57-year-old Emily Jacobs, were arrested Wednesday afternoon following an investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Authorities said the total value of the grow was roughly $206,000.

This video is from ABC 57 News in Berrien County, Michigan, aired Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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