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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK)  A South American drug cartel used Michigan’s medical marijuana laws to front illegal drug activities according to Oakland County Sheriff  Michael Bouchard

They were individuals from South America, cartel members specifically, that had targeted Michigan, made it a business decision,” said Bouchard.

Number of the people involved are convicted, multi-layer traffickers of cocaine and other things,” Bouchard said. “They didn’t plan to do medical marijuana. They planned to use the guise of medical marijuana to traffic large amounts of marijuana.”