GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A member of a West Michigan marijuana club who faced several charges has accepted a plea deal with prosecutors.
On Monday morning before his trial began, David Overholt pleaded no contest to delivery/manufacture of marijuana. Other charges, including delivery/manufacture of a narcotic, and maintaining or frequenting a drug house, will be dropped.
As part of that deal, the prosecutor will recommend Overholt’s sentence be no jail time if Overholt closes his medical marijuana dispensary by date of sentencing, which is Nov. 7.
The plea is conditional, pending a review of the medical marijuana law by the state appellate court.
Overholt is the founder and director of Mid-Michigan Compassion Club in Grand Rapids and the founder of the Montcalm County Compassion Club.
Back in March, Grand Rapids authorities raided several medical marijuana dispensaries. Police told 24 Hour News 8 they seized marijuana, food with marijuana in it, and financial records.
The drug Overholt is accused of using was "cannabis oil" extracted from marijuana plants and used in food or candy.
The raids happened after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled dispensaries basically violate state law.
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