Michigan Teacher With Medical Marijuana License Facing Felony Drug Charges

MICHIGAN: A Paw Paw Middle School teacher with a license to grow medical marijuana is now facing felony drug charges because authorities say his crop was too large and he also manufactured hashish.

Two members of Michigan State Police’s Southwest Enforcement Team raided Scot Granke’s Arlington Township property on Aug. 21 after receiving a tip from Granke’s estranged wife, Marlene, according to testimony at a Oct. 14 probable cause hearing seeking a warrant for Granke’s arrest.

Trooper Evan Hauger and Lt. Tim Blanksford found 66 plants, 18 more than Granke’s license allowed, and a pound of possessed marijuana, when the maximum Granke is allowed is 15 ounces, Lt. Kevin Wiley testified.

They also found hash, which is not allowed under the medical marijuana law, and four unregistered handguns, Wiley told Magistrate James Becker of the South Haven District Court.

Wiley described it as a “very large, complex marijuana and hash manufacturing operation.”

“He admitted that manufactured marijuana and was very specific about who he supplied marijuana to, and he only supplied it to patients,” Wiley testified, but added, “he is over the limit” of what his license allows.”


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