Trial date set for medical marijuana grower

ESCANABA — A trial date has been set for a registered medical marijuana grower from Escanaba who was arrested last year for illegally selling the drug to someone who is not a registered patient under the Medical Marijuana Act.

Evan Jay Krueger, 19, was arrested in connection with a Nov. 22, 2017, incident in Wells Township when he allegedly illegally sold pot to a person who was not allowed to use marijuana for medical purposes, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, the arresting agency.

Krueger was also charged with assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, a Delta County Sheriff’s deputy, in connection with his arrest.

During a pretrial conference hearing in Delta County Circuit Court on Monday, Krueger opted to be tried by a jury after failing to reach a plea agreement with the prosecution. His trial is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 in circuit court.

Each of the above felonies carries a maximum sentencing of two years in prison and a $2,000 fine. Upon conviction of the marijuana count, a defendant’s medical marijuana registry identification card must be revoked.

Krueger remains free on bond after posting $500, or 10 percent of a $5,000 bond, following his arrest.