82 chickens and a bunch of marijuana seized from Lansing home

More than 80 animals, marijuana seized from home in Lansing

Police and the Ingham County Animal Control seized 82 chickens and bunch of marijuana from a Lansing home on Tuesday.

They also took a four ducks, five dogs, and a turkey.

Officers from the Lansing Police Department and Animal Control spent several hours at the home along W. Michigan Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. Police say they were there to help the Animal Control officers execute a search warrant. While on the scene, they say they discovered the marijuana.

Police also say the homeowner is cooperating with the investigation. They did not take anyone into custody.

A man who lived there told 6 News he was trying to feed his family and his neighbors, though he wouldn’t say he was selling the chickens or cooking them. 6 News is not naming him because he was not arrested or charged.

He also says he is a caregiver for someone who uses the marijuana. The state’s rules limit the amount of marijuana a person can grow and provide. It also says plants must be secured and locked. 

It’s not clear how many people the homeowner is a caregiver for or much marijuana was confiscated, although a police say they took more than a dozen plants. A 6 News photographer took a picture of what they took:

Police say the marijuana was not secured. 

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