Federal authorities in Grand Rapids always said they would revive their case against members of what they allege to be a multi-county drug ring. Today they were as good as their word.
According to documents unsealed Wednesday, a total of 37 people now stand indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the case. Officials allege that they conspired to use the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) as a cover to grow marijuana for sale and distribution to social users.
Readers may be somewhat familiar with the case, we wrote about it back in October. At the time, federal officials declared that 27 people who had been arrested in a massive sting were being released and charges being dismissed. But they also said they were taking the action because they had so much evidence to process that they needed more time to build their case.