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Commerce Woman Tells Police Marijuana Eases Pain of Crohn's Disease

The following arrest information was supplied by the Farmington Public Safety Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 23-year-old Commerce woman faces charges of narcotics possession, after turning over nearly a pound of marijuana to Farmington Public Safety officers. 

According to the report, an officer stopped the woman's vehicle at Grand River and Halsted just before 2 a.m. on Nov. 5, for traveling 60 miles per hour in a 40-mile-per-hour zone. The officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana, and the woman readily admitted having the drug in her vehicle.

She turned over two glass jars containing a total of 437 grams or more than 15 ounces of marijuana, which she said she used to relieve pain caused by Crohn's disease. The woman told police she did not have a medical marijuana card, the report indicated. 

In addition to marijuana, police found a marijuana pipe and a sifter in the vehicle, and added a narcotics paraphernalia charge. 

An 18-year-old Pleasant Ridge man had far less marijuana in his vehicle when police stopped him at Nine Mile and Farmington Roads at 2:27 a.m. Nov. 4, for moving violations. According to the report, the driver rolled through a stop sign at Fleming and Farmington Road, then made an illegal right turn on red from Farmington Road onto Nine Mile. 

When the officer noted the odor of marijuana, the driver blamed his borther, who he said occasionally rode in his vehicle. However, a search of the vehicle turned up 1.8 grams of marijuana concealed in a cigarillo wrapper. The man also faces a charge of driving with a suspended license. 

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