Michigan Officer Impaled by Booby Trap Set at Medical Marijuana Grow Operation

A Wyoming, Michigan police officer investigating a marijuana grow operation suffered serious injuries when he was impaled on a booby trap set by growers.

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Not a photo of the actual device

The building had an alarm and police were responding to an alarm on the building when he was injured.  I am incredulous that the responsible persons failed to take into consideration that officers might respond to their alarm and be injured by their trap.  Growers have been known to set these traps to protect their grows in California and other places out west.  It has been uncommon here to date. I am concerned that these grow locations, legal or illegal, could present a new danger to officers and others.

Here’s a news report.

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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.