2014-11-16 / News

Raid nets 32 pounds of pot

IMLAY TWP. — Deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Dept.’s Drug Task Force, along with Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies raided a home on the 200 block of South Engle Road, seizing 32 pounds of marijuana, guns, a truck and trailer and arrested a couple.

The couple, a 52-year-old man and 50-year-old woman, was later released pending formal charges. St. Clair County’s Lt. Kevin Mann said his office is seeking a warrant charging the man with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug house and felon in possession of a firearm from the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mann said his office is asking the prosecutor for a warrant charging the man’s wife with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and maintaining a drug house. He said he’s waiting on lab results to come back.

“I know it’s marijuana, you know it’s marijuana, but we need the lab results,” he said. Mann said the seizure was “above average” for the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.

Lapeer County Undersheriff Bob Rapson said the man had an earlier conviction for car jacking. Mann said deputies seized several long guns in the home, which is located south of Imlay City Road between Imlay City and Capac, just west of the county line.

Rapson said the raid was the result of an investigation into marijuana sales in eastern Lapeer County and western St. Clair County.

Rapson noted that while the woman in the house had a caregiver card, “they were a little over the amount by 31 pounds, one ounce.” He noted the woman was “extremely cooperative” with police.

Mann said, along with the other items seized, deputies seized some hashish oil, scales, and packaging. He estimated the value of the marijuana at $96,000.

— Phil Foley

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