ARENAC COUNTY, MI – On Wednesday August 15th, 2018, officers from STING (Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group based in West Branch) conducted a search warrant in Sims Twp., Arenac County, where 158 marijuana plants, processed marijuana, and grow/processing equipment were seized, along with a 2010 Chevrolet pickup.
The 55-year-old male suspect was lodged at the Arenac County Jail on Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana 20-200 plants (7-year felony) pending arraignment in the 81st District Court, Standish.
STING was assisted by Deputies from the Arenac County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the MSP West Branch Post. The matter remains open pending further investigation.
Members of the public are reminded that this information contains only allegations of a crime and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.