Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 13, 2011

Police confirm TC-area raids

FROM STAFF REPORTS

TRAVERSE CITY — State police Lt. Patrick Boyd, head of all drug teams in northern Michigan, confirmed police had warrants for Collective Inc. on State Street, the M-22 Collective in Elmwood Township and another collective on U.S. 31 in Acme Township.

Boyd said searches were conducted because investigators believe all three locations have engaged in illegal transfer of marijuana.

2:40 p.m.

Police raided at least two Traverse City-area medical marijuana dispensaries today.

Authorities entered Collective Inc. on East State Street and M-22 Collective in Grelickville today. Traverse Narcotics Team, a Michigan State Police-led drug investigations unit, obtained a search warrant for those sites. Police didn't immediately say why they raided the sites.

Traverse City Police Sgt. Joe McCarthy said his agency assisted in the raid at the downtown location. Leelanau County sheriff's officials assisted in the Greilickville raid.