Posted on 22 April 2011.
I am amused to see the Legal Notice that Sand Lake Village Clerk, Judy Howard, put in the Cedar Springs Post. She explains the Moratorium on all aspects of Medical Marijuana in the Village.
When people complain regarding visible marijuana use in the downtown City Park Clerk Howard tells them that the marijuana use is hard to discipline and so the City officials and Village Police do not take notice.
In good weather the doors to the Fire Station are open and in front of it a group of Police and Fire & Rescue personnel have chairs and some stand around for most of each day, unless they receive the infrequent call. One only has to visit the ice cream store to see the group of people in the park gazebo and the police and fire & rescue facing them.
My amusement comes from knowing people who have complained, what Clerk Howard has told them, and the fact that the Village has such high hopes when their Police are incapable of doing anything about the really illegal marijuana. Theft of materials while the library was being built was clearly not dealt with either. Also evident in Clerk Howard’s Legal Notice is that she cannot spell the word marijuana.
Sand Lake Resident
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Posted on 09 December 2010.
A routine loud music complaint led to the arrest of a Cedar Springs man on drug charges last weekend. According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Officers Mandy Stahl and Paul Feutz took the call about 10:53 p.m. on Friday, December 3, in the 300 block of E. Oak Street. When officers were allowed inside to talk to the apartment owner, Officer Feutz noticed that one of the people inside the apartment threw something behind a dresser. He investigated and found a baggie of marijuana. A search of the balcony resulted in an even larger amount of drugs being found. Nicholas Allen Reyburn 28, of Cedar Springs, was arrested and lodged in the Kent County jail. He was arraigned on December 6 and charged with possession of a controlled substance-delivery and manufacturing of marijuana, which is a felony. Bond was set at $5,000, 10 percent cash surety. His preliminary court date was scheduled for December 20, at 10 a.m. The owner of the apartment, a 23-year-old female, was charged under a city ordinance with possession of drug paraphernalia. Her court date is December 22. “This case was not related to the recent drug raids that were done with the State Police MET team,” noted Chief Parent. “In this case, the officers were handling a routine call and did a very thorough investigation that led to the arrests.” This is the second time in less than a month that Reyburn was arrested. On November 13 he was booked on charges of domestic violence and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. He bonded out on those charges.
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