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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights to host press conference announcing aggressive crackdown on illegal marijuana grow

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sterling Heights to host press conference announcing aggressive crackdown on illegal marijuana grow operations

Who: Police Chief John Berg, City Attorney Marc Kaszubski and City Development Director Denice Gerstenberg will address the media to announce the City’s plans for an aggressive crackdown on nuisance marijuana grow operations in Sterling Heights.

When: 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3

Where: Sterling Heights Police Department, Upper Level Conference Room, 40333 Dodge Park Road.

Details: Since the enactment of the Medical Marihuana Act, cities across teh state including Sterling Heights have received a dramatic increase in complaints from property owners living adjacent to or in close proximity to residences cultivating large volumes of medical marijuana. On July 19, the City Council adopted a standing resolution at the request of the SHPD authorizing the City Attorney to file suit in Circuit Court to abate these nuisances. On Oct. 11, the City filed its first Circuit Court action against an individual to abate the public nuisances created by an unregistered grow operation.

In addition to receiving details regarding the lawsuit, media in attendance will learn about the City’s plans for an aggressive and zero tolerance crackdown on illegal grow operations within its boundaries.

Contact: For more information please contact Community Relations Director Bridget Doyle at (586) 446-2471 or bdoyle@sterling-heights.net.

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