Posted on 26 August 2010 by Jim Walrod
In sweeps across Oakland County, Michigan police arrested 15 people Wednesday night in connection with allegations that two medical marijuana facilities were violating medical marijuana laws.
Officers raided Clinical Relief on in Ferndale where three people were arrested and patients’ documents, the computers, files and security cameras were seized. The home of the co-owner, Ryan Richmond, was also one of those hit by the raid where personal property was taken by the police.
The second medical marijuana business raided was Everybody’s Café located in Waterford Township.
Police spokesmen claim the two businesses were violating Michigan’s medical marijuana law, but refused to give details saying additional information on the charges will be forthcoming.
The raid came two days after the Ferndale City Council voted to end the city’s three-month moratorium on such businesses and allow them to open in three areas.
All are commercial areas and none is near the downtown, the city “to broaden the areas somewhat” in the next few months.
Clinical Relief is outside the newly zoned areas but was to be grandfathered in as an approved site, according to city officials.