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Police Raid HydroWorld Stores in Lansing & Jackson

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State police raided three Mid-Michigan pot shops Thursday, 2 in Lansing and 1 in Jackson.

The Hydroworld stores, perhaps the only dispensaries still open in the area, are closed.

Over the past six months state narcotics teams have been doing undercover investigations at several Hydroworld locations.

"I'm limited in scope of what I can discuss because this is an ongoing case. However, one of the issues of concern is the businesses selling marijuana to people that don't have patient cards," said Detective Lieutenant Tim Gill with the Michigan State Police.

Thursday afternoon the lengthy investigation culminated as authorities raided the three dispensaries.

"We did seize a number of things. They are businesses so you could expect that we'd be looking at business records as well," said Gill. 

It was about a month ago when owner Danny Trevino told 6 News he would stay open regardless of the state appeals court ruling that dispensaries are illegal.

"In my opinion, the court of appeals is interpreting this law incorrectly," said Trevino.

Detective Lieutenant Gill says the law Hydroword is violating by allegedly selling pot to non-patients isn't at all hazy. 

"Obviously that's a violation of Michigan Law, and certainly outside the scope of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act," said Lt. Gill. 

Police made no arrests Thursday and say it's up to the owner to decide if he wants to keep the shops open for business.

State police say Trevino wasn't at any of the stores while the searches were happening Thursday, and if he was, he wouldn't have been arrested.

Investigators also point out that these raids are not directed at registered medical marijuana patients. 

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