GAYLORD — Chad Morrow pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges of delivery of marijuana, more than a year and a half after a law enforcement raid on his former dispensary, Cloud 45.
Morrow, 38, was initially arrested in April 2016 on charges of delivery or manufacturing of marijuana, delivery of a controlled substance and operating and maintaining a drug house after raids of his dispensary, home and a marijuana growing facility by Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement officers.
He was also arrested this past July in another raid of the now-defunct dispensary, resulting in another marijuana delivery charge and a habitual offender charge.
But based on the plea agreement between Morrow and Sierra Koch, visiting prosecutor from Crawford County, Morrow will only face one delivery of marijuana charge from each of the raids.
Judge Colin Hunter oversaw the case in 46th Circuit Court.
Morrow is scheduled for sentencing in mid-February.
Although medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, both of Morrow’s charges revolve around supplying medical marijuana to individuals to whom Morrow was not the designated caregiver.
Caregivers are allowed five medical marijuana patients each under Michigan law.
One of Morrow’s charges occurred after he provided marijuana to an individual who was not in the Michigan medical marijuana patient database and, by extension, did not have a medical marijuana card.
The other resulted after Morrow provided marijuana to an undercover police officer who did have a medical marijuana license but was not one of Morrow’s registered patients.
Morrow said while he was initially eager to fight the case all the way through the process, the financial drain and other factors ultimately caused him to decide to take the plea.