MI: Police: Man Was Hunting In Back Yard
November 5, 2010
Police: Man Was Hunting In Back Yard Man Ticketed By DNR For Illegal Bait
TROY, Mich. -- A man is being investigated after Troy police say he
illegally hunted deer in his back yard.
Lt. Bob Redmond said a tip that the man was selling marijuana out of his
home led police to the man's house, where they discovered that he also had a
crossbow aimed out his kitchen window at a deer feed pile.
Redmond said the DNR was called to investigate and the man was then
ticketed with having an illegal bait pile.
"Well, the fact that he's got it perched right next to the open window,
overlooking the bait pile, it's clear what he's up to," Redmond said.
Redmond said a dead deer was found about 100 feet from the pile, but
there's no way to prove the man killed it.
Redmond said the more pressing issue is safety in the neighborhood,
because the arrows can travel far distances.
Redmond said the man had a state-issued license to sell the marijuana for
medicinal purposes, but that he had more than what was allowed under state
The man's name is not being released because he has not been formally
charged. But sources told Local 4 that he is scheduled to face a judge on
charges of violating medical marijuana.
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