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Marijuana arrests yield ties to area gang activity

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on August 4, 2009 1:46 PM

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From left, Matt Miller, Mike Smiley and Jerry Maxwell of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department display evidence seized during recent drug raids. Officers say one set of suspects had gang ties.

In one of two seizures of small-scale marijuana growing operations last week, authorities got a reminder that gangs can play a role in drug distribution. The Sheriff's Office and its Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team served two search warrants, and...

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