From a Michigan State Police news release:
Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Office of Monroe Narcotics Investigations (OMNI) III seized approximately 7,000 marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of about $7,000,000, from a home in Rome Township on Monday, June 6.
A press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the MSP Adrian Post located at 2222 North Adrian Highway, Adrian, Mich., 49221. Media will be able to view the marijuana plants seized.
The plants were seizures from a full-size greenhouse, barn and several fields. The plants were in various stages of growth from seedlings to mature plants ready for harvest. Several more fields were located that were being prepared for additional growing plots. Entrance to the property was fortified with a locked gate.
OMNI III investigators received a tip of a marijuana grow from a Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office detective. Further information led to a search warrant, approved by the Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office for the residence, buildings, and outlying property. During the search, the team located the 7,000 marijuana plants and evidence of an extensive grow operation. Also seized were numerous grow lights, watering system, and ventilation equipment that supported this extensive grow operation. In addition, approximately 25 pounds of processed marijuana, $2,500 in cash, and several handguns were also seized at the scene.
Two suspects (husband and wife) in their 60s have been arrested. They are being charged with manufacturing marijuana which is a 14 year felony under state law. Their names will be released upon arraignment.
Participating in the search were officers from the OMNI III Task Force, Adrian Post, Raisin Township Police Department, Adrian City Police Department, and Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET).
OMNI III is a multijurisdictional task force team made up of officers from MSP, Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office, Raisin Township Police Department, and Adrian City Police Department.