ARLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A large marijuana bust in West Michigan could land three Illinois residents in trouble with the law.
The suspects have been identified but are not in custody --
- A 36-year-old man from Chicago
- A 24-year-old man from Chicago and Bangor (Michigan)
- A 23-year-old man from Chicago
Detectives from the Berrien County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit contacted the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit.
Berrien detectives reported they had recently investigated and dismantled a large indoor marijuana grow operation. During their investigation, it was learned that additional people believed to be involved might live in the Bangor area.
Van Buren County detectives obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 55000 block of 32nd Avenue in Arlington Township at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
An FBI and deputies from the Van Buren County Uniform Response Division assisted the other detectives in executing the warrant.
They found four separate marijuana grow locations in the residence and garage.
Eighty-one marijuana plants, several pounds of finished marijuana, two long guns, scales, packaging materials, paperwork and $800 cash were seized.
Anyone with more information can call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269.657.3101, Crime Stoppers at 1.800.342.7867, Silent Observer at 269.343.2100, or send a text to 274637 ("CRIMES") with the keyword VBCTIP, or submit an online tip at www.vanburencountysheriff.com.