Ex-lawmaker from Grand Rapids faces arraignment in pot probe

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI (WLNS) – An affidavit submitted after a former state lawmaker was questioned as part of a pot investigation shows police were told marijuana was being sold to at least 20 people.

Our media partners at MLive say Friday that the affidavit was used to seek a warrant for Roy Schmidt’s arrest. Police also were told that Schmidt was a medical marijuana patient and a caregiver.

The 61-year-old Schmidt is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon. He was arrested Thursday.

Drug team officers found three pounds of marijuana at one home and 71 marijuana plants at another location.

Schmidt was a public official in Grand Rapids, first as a city commissioner and then as a member of the Michigan House. He was defeated in 2012 after a surprising switch to the Republican Party.

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