Cancer patient arrested near Colon

A 72-year-old cancer patient has been arrested on drug-related charges more than a year after police seized medical marijuana plants from his rural St. Joseph County home.

Thomas Williams was arrested and charged last week with drug manufacturing and conspiracy. The charges stem from a November 2013 police seizure when officers stormed into his Colon Township home, seizing cash, his car, phone and marijuana plants, claiming he was over his limit of 12.

William’s medical marijuana card allows his to grow a dozen plants, but he says the extra plants found by police were clones that he planned to use to replace failing plants.

The Michigan State Police says it’s not uncommon for arrests to come months after a raid due to lengthy investigations.  (AP)

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