Three of four people charged in connection with the seizure of 47 marijuana plants, marijuana oils and marijuana butter from a Hemlock home have been sentenced.
A tip about the operation led to a Michigan State Police helicopter fly over of property on Tittabawassee Road in Ingersoll Township on Oct. 2, 2015.
Detectives then followed up at the home, and logged multiple violations of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. The residents consented to a search and detectives seized marijuana and marijuana products, scales, two firearms and cash, an affidavit filed in the case states.
Charges were filed Aug. 12.
Charged with one felony count of delivery or manufacture of marijuana each were George Merton Clark, 53, Saginaw; as well as Timothy Dean Northrup, 60; Brenda Lee Northrup, 58; and Wesley Owen Northrup, 25, all of Hemlock.
Clark recently was sentenced on a charge of attempted delivery or manufacture of marijuana, as well as a habitual second offender notice. Midland County Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Beale levied one day in jail with credit for time served, $350 costs, a $500 fine which is suspended, 18 months probation and driver license sanctions by the state.
Beale sentenced Timothy Northrup to five days in jail with credit for one day, $1,250 fines and costs, and one year probation, for one count of delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance. Brenda Northrup previously was sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. Circuit Judge Stephen P. Carras levied $1,250 fines and costs in that case.
There are no upcoming court dates for Wesley Northrup.
Delivery or manufacture of marijuana is punishable by up to four years in prison.