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Police Find Pot Plants, Drug Ledger and More in Lake Orion Hair Salon Raid

Some 47 marijuana plants, more than 8 pounds of processed marijuana and other items were seized in raid at Back to Beautiful.

The Oakland County  Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Team raided a home-based business in Lake Orion on Jan. 15 and seized about 47 marijuana plants and other items. (Patch file photo)
The Oakland County Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Team raided a home-based business in Lake Orion on Jan. 15 and seized about 47 marijuana plants and other items. (Patch file photo)

A Lake Orion businessman was offering more than haircuts, pedicures and other salon services from his home-based business, an Oakland County Sheriff's Office drug task force alleges.

Acting on a tip, officers with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Team raided Back to Beautiful, 107 N. Leeper earlier this month and arrested owner Robert Weeks, 51, on marijuana charges, the Macomb Daily reports

The tipster told authorities that Weeks was growing marijuana at his home and selling it. A Jan. 15 search of the location turned up 47 marijuana plants, 3,775 grams – about 8 ½ pounds – of marijuana, two digital scales, packing materials, a hand-written drug ledger and other documents, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told the newspaper.

Weeks was arraigned last week in 52-3 District Court and bond was set at $15,000

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case to determine if felony charges of delivery and manufacturing marijuana charges, punishable by up to four years in prison, should be filed.

Weeks’ next court appearance is 8:30 a.m., Jan. 27.


Claus von Bulow January 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM
A tip alone is not enough for a warrant.
Dale Murrish January 25, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Sounds like he jumped the gun on legalization of pot in Michigan.
Luis Gonzalez January 26, 2014 at 08:54 AM
Who wrote this article? N. Leeper Rd.? How about Lapeer. This is a local newspaper, at least get the major street names right.

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