In February, a break-in in a home in Delhi Township resulted in Ingham County Sheriff’s Department deputies discovering numerous marijuana plants and guns including a Romanian AK-47 replica and an assault rifle in the home which was invaded.
According to news reports at MLive.com, a home invasion occurred shortly after midnight on Thursday February 20 in the 4200 block of West Holt Road. Those inside the home included a woman, man, and four children; the woman allegedly shot the intruder multiple times. When police deputies arrived at the scene, they found the intruder had been beaten with a baseball bat and handcuffed. Police obtained a search warrant after finding what they called a “large” marijuana growing operation inside the home.
31-year-old Jason Terrill, owner of the Delhi Township home that was invaded, now faces a felony drug charge and two felony gun charges after he was arrested on March 4. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth said that Terrill has been charged with felony firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and delivering/manufacturing 5 to 45 kilograms of marijuana.
The man who allegedly entered the home in February is a 20-year-old Lansing man; he was hospitalized after being shot numerous times in the abdomen by the woman who lives with Terrill. According to news reports, he entered the home through a back door that was unlocked, and was carrying a handgun.
Terrill claimed that he is licensed to possess marijuana because he is a patient, and is a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in addition, according to Sheriff Wriggelsworth.
Terrill was arraigned in Ingham County District Court on March 5, and was released after posting a $35,000 bond on March 6. Magistrate James Pahl stipulated that Terrill may not consume drugs or alcohol. Terrill is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Tuesday March 12 and preliminary examination March 14.
The criminal penalties for delivering or manufacturing marijuana in Michigan are harsh; in fact, cultivating between 5 and 45 kilograms of marijuana will leave an individual who is convicted facing a fine of up to $500,000 and up to seven years in prison. Michigan drug crime attorneys understand the serious consequences those accused of maintaining grow houses face, in some cases even patients.
Individuals who are arrested or charged with manufacturing marijuana or any drug offense must consult with an experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your legal rights and freedom.