Police Blotter: Grow Operation Ends in Arrest

The following information is gathered from the Departments of Public Safety of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.

Grosse Pointe Park police arrested a 59-year-old man Aug. 10 after following up on a tip that he was growing marijuana in his home. Officers checked out the tip first and confirmed that indeed there was a grow operation in the home in the 900 block of Trombley.

A search warrant was served on the home about 11 a.m. Aug. 10, where officers gathered evidence. The case has been sent to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. The man was arrested somewhere else, according to a report.

This is the second marijuana grow operation discovered in the Park in the last year. In a similar situation last summer, Grosse Pointe Park police arrested two men after searching a home and discovering a large grow operation. Both pled down their cases to misdemeanor convictions in Third Circuit Court.

Diamond Tennis Bracelet Thrown Away

Grosse Pointe Park police discovered that a 17-year-old stole a diamond tennis bracelet from a home in the 600 block of Westchester Aug. 5. The teenager was attending a party at the home and a resident reported the bracelet missing afterward. During the investigation, officers discovered that the teen, who admitted to taking it, had thrown it away sometime after stealing it, according to a report.

Andrew Johnson August 17, 2012 at 01:28 PM
did this person have their medical marijuana card?
Chad Bateman August 17, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Legalize it.
Steve August 17, 2012 at 03:39 PM
...then tax it.
Anthony J August 21, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Legalizing and taxing won't ameliorate the combined problem of diminished personal responsibility and low self-esteem. Legalization and taxation will ultimately add to the growing coarsening of cultural values, an increasing 'nihilism of now'. If you are high at the time of this reading, I apologize for challenging your altered state of reality. And please do not go to the medical argument. There are other alternates for pain management. And most will allow you to drive without endangering us all. If a person has a license to grow, wouldn't the authorities have a record of it?
Bill IV August 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Chill out Anthony. The war on drugs was lost before it started. I don't smoke pot but i'm pretty sure i can find some within the hour. Real effective policy. Why is drinking legal but pot isn't? If I was drunk I would probably have a hard time reading this "due to my altered state of reality".
scott christopher dellas August 24, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Bill is 100% correct on this issue and most of the country is coming around to that realization. I am not sure Anthony what you mean by marijuana causing "low self esteem." I know physicians and attorneys who smoke weed. o they have "diminished personal responsibility?" ( For transparency, I do not smoke pot either. I just do not care for it. ) Possibly more important, and what has been left out of this discussion, is that law enforcement tells us that it is a fact that most domestic violence involves alcohol. I have never heard of a person smoking pot and then beating his/her spouse. Have you? No, I did not think so. With the jobless rate, the banking crisis, an ongoing war, the real estate bust, etc., I cannot believe that the legalization is still such an important political topic. I believe it is one of the diversions that politicians use to keep us from solving the country's real problems.


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