Medical Pot Growers Targeted in Violent Home Invasions

By: Alyssa Fenske Email
By: Alyssa Fenske Email

DELHI TOWNSHIP (WILX)--Two home invasions in two days in Delhi Township. Police say the common denominator is pot, and that medical marijuana grow operations are being targeted in Holt.

Two suspects have been arrested for one of the robberies, but at least two more are still on the loose.

The victims of the Tuesday morning home invasion on Holt road are still pretty shook up.

"I thought it was somebody else. Two guys rushed in my house, put a pistol down my throat, and duck-taped me and my lady," said victim Daniel Faidley.

Tuesdays home invasion was the second violent theft in the Holt area in the two days. The first one occurred on Schoolcraft Road on Monday. Police have two suspects in custody for that one.

The other home invasion have two suspects as well. In both home invasions the suspects tied their victims up duck-tape, stole money and jewelry, and left with a stolen vehicle. Both homes were also sites of medical marijuana growing operations and police believe that's why they are being targeted.

"When you are involved in that type of activity this type of things are going to happen," said Lt. Eric Trojanowicz with Igham County Sheriff.

The suspects trashed the grow operations but didn't steal any of the plants or growing equipment.

"Its no different with medical marijuana, no different than anything else. If you make money and people see it they just cant resist wanting to go steal it," said Faidley

Police have yet to find the two that entered Faidley's home.

"They are armed and dangerous. They are still armed with a hand gun that we have not recovered," said Trojanowicz.

Police are looking for Faidley's stolen black Ford Expidition plate number -- CNN 7564. If you spot it, or have any tips on the suspects call the sheriff's department.
don't approach the suspects, they are considered armed and dangerous.


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