A 26-year-old New Baltimore man has been charged with growing 87 marijuana plants near a Mount Clemens school.
Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Lt. John Michalke said in a release issued today that Shane Boden first told investigators that he was a licensed medical marijuana caregiver. He later admitted he did not have a medical marijuana license and was leasing the building.
Officers discovered the plants Nov. 12 during a raid at the commercial building on Cass Avenue after receiving an anonymous tip. The 5-foot-tall plants being grown in five-gallon buckets were rigged into a sophisticated growing set-up that included air-cooled lamps, power inverters and power amplifiers, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The building is 120 feet from Prevail Academy, Michalke said today. The school has students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Boden was arraigned Wednesday in 41B District Court in Clinton Township on charges of delivering/manufacturing marijuana; maintaining a drug house, and possession of marijuana in a school zone. Bond was set at $7500 cash or surety, according to the Sheriff’s Office.