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Organizer: Me Beneficiary: Curtis Fairchild

Curtis has dedicated his entire life to helping everyone else around him. Now he is finding himself in need.

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Curtis has built two businesses from the ground up, dedicated to helping those around him. He has helped people at every chance he gets, even when it means his needs aren't being met. 
Curtis is now in desperate need of financial and moral support. He is a medical marijuana patient and has had his state rights put in jeopardy due to conflict of country and state laws. 
He is doing everything he can, to get the best lawyer to defend him possible. 
The lawyer retaining fee is large... Especially considering that he and his hydroponic store has has a lot of property seized. 
Curtis is a great man... A great father and he has helped more people than he can even fathom. He NEEDS our help now. Every dollar helps. Please please help in any way you can. 

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10/24/2013
by Me

Federal Government Indict 27 people for Medical Marijuana Ring

  • By Matthew Newburg

Last week the federal government indicted 27 people for what the federal government has called a “marijuana drug ring”.  The 27 people, Kimberly Adema, Calvin Brown, Merribeth Devries, Kevin Downey, Curtis Fairchild, Benjamin Fialek, Erin Forestier, Cody Fyre, Brandon Goerbig, Casie Hanis, Nathan Hanis, Douglas Harjer, Debora Housley, James Housley, Robert Housley, Vanessa Housley, Braden Kasper, Lori Larabel, William May, Daton Miller, James Moore, Nicholas Perri, David Searer, Molly Taylor, Shawn Taylor and Leslie Wimmer are accused of being some part of the “Medical Marijuana Team (MMT) which had locations in western and northern Michigan.

 

According to court documents, Shawn Taylor was the leader of the MMT and the other defendants grew and/or sold marijuana for $2,500 – $2,800 per pound.  Law enforcement used all the tools at their disposal to investigate the MMT.  They used wire taps, secret surveillance and confidential informants to collect the evidence which ultimately led to the indictment.

 

This most recent indictment underscores the “trap door” beneath every Michigan Medical Marijuana patient and caregiver.  While their engagement in the Manufacture, Possession, and delivery is protected by Michigan’s medical marijuana act–the immunity contained in the statute only extends to state prosecutions.  When the federal government chooses to step in and indict those lawfully engaged in state activity, the repercussions for those individuals involved are severe.

 

Newburg Law attorneys have represented defendants across Michigan accused of similar charges including those alleged to have been part of a conspiracy to commit controlled substance violations, conducting criminal enterprises, unlawful manufacture of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.




http://www.newburglaw.com/criminal-defense-news/federal-government-indict-27-people-for-medical-marijuana-ring/

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10/24/2013
by Me

Federal Government Indict 27 people for Medical Marijuana Ring

  • By Matthew Newburg

Last week the federal government indicted 27 people for what the federal government has called a “marijuana drug ring”.  The 27 people, Kimberly Adema, Calvin Brown, Merribeth Devries, Kevin Downey, Curtis Fairchild, Benjamin Fialek, Erin Forestier, Cody Fyre, Brandon Goerbig, Casie Hanis, Nathan Hanis, Douglas Harjer, Debora Housley, James Housley, Robert Housley, Vanessa Housley, Braden Kasper, Lori Larabel, William May, Daton Miller, James Moore, Nicholas Perri, David Searer, Molly Taylor, Shawn Taylor and Leslie Wimmer are accused of being some part of the “Medical Marijuana Team (MMT) which had locations in western and northern Michigan.

 

According to court documents, Shawn Taylor was the leader of the MMT and the other defendants grew and/or sold marijuana for $2,500 – $2,800 per pound.  Law enforcement used all the tools at their disposal to investigate the MMT.  They used wire taps, secret surveillance and confidential informants to collect the evidence which ultimately led to the indictment.

 

This most recent indictment underscores the “trap door” beneath every Michigan Medical Marijuana patient and caregiver.  While their engagement in the Manufacture, Possession, and delivery is protected by Michigan’s medical marijuana act–the immunity contained in the statute only extends to state prosecutions.  When the federal government chooses to step in and indict those lawfully engaged in state activity, the repercussions for those individuals involved are severe.

 

Newburg Law attorneys have represented defendants across Michigan accused of similar charges including those alleged to have been part of a conspiracy to commit controlled substance violations, conducting criminal enterprises, unlawful manufacture of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.




http://www.newburglaw.com/criminal-defense-news/federal-government-indict-27-people-for-medical-marijuana-ring/

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10/24/2013
by Me

http://muskegon.wzzm13.com/news/news/177883-several-people-question-recent-marijuana-raids

 

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- "Operation High Mileage" is getting a lot of comments on the internet and social media sites. Many question the cost of such a large marijuana investigation.

There were 27 people arrested in the multi-county drug raid. It's considered a big win for the law enforcement teams that were involved.

For many others, like community activist Michael Tuffelmire, it's being called a waste of time. "I do believe there should be regulation; however, I believe this is another step in the wrong direction."

Tuffelmire says he does not use marijuana, but he does believe in de-criminalizing it to some extent. He was the director of DecriminalizeGR, the organization that helped make small amounts of marijuana a civil infraction in Grand Rapids. He's concerned about the recent raids.

"As I see in media reports, there were 160 police officers across 11 agencies involved. As a combat veteran of Iraq, this sounds like a military operation."

WZZM 13 News did reach out to most of the agencies involved to see why so many resources were used in the bust, but no one would comment.

On Facebook, the majority of the feedback was negative.

Patty says: "what a waste of time and money." Arty says: "take the 160 officers and go work on the meth problem."

There was some positive feedback. Becky says: "good job guys."

"I'm just wondering in this time of need, when we're looking at how to reduce our budgets, if this is the wisest use of our resources," says Tuffelmire.

In all, there were 500 pounds of marijuana, money, and other property seized in the raids. Investigators have warned that it's not over and there will likely be more arrests to come.

The Western branch of the ACLU is taking up the issue of smarter drug policies next month. Experts on the issue, including law enforcement officers, will be on hand for the discussion. It will be held November 11 at the UICA on Fulton Street at 7 p.m.


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