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SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Six people are facing charges following raids last June on three medical marijuana dispensaries in southern Michigan.

The Calhoun County prosecutor issued warrants Friday in the Springfield raids and Michigan State Police have begun to make arrests.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Matt Smith tells the Battle Creek Enquirer (http://bcene.ws/1cWSRKg ) the warrants were issued for employees and owners of The Karmacy and two other dispensaries. Charges include delivery of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver.

Bruce Leach is a lawyer representing Karmacy owner Kiel Howland. Leach says Howland surrendered on Monday and he's confident that Howland will be exonerated. All three dispensaries were licensed by the city of Springfield and Leach says Karmacy earlier was inspected by law enforcement.

Michigan voters approved marijuana use for some chronic medical conditions in 2008.

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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com

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