Man charged in Lansing pot dispensary break-in. Again. – Lansing State Journal


Ahmad Rashad Ross(Photo: Courtesy photo)

LANSING – For the second time in three weeks, Ahmad Rashad Ross has been charged with breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary.

The 34-year-old Lansing man was free on bond in a previous dispensary break-in when he was arrested early today in connection with a burglary at 420 Solutions, a dispensary on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, south of Cavanaugh Road, Lansing police spokesman Robert Merritt said in a news release.

A police K-9 team followed a track from the dispensary to where Ross was standing, and evidence from the burglary was found on him, Merritt said.

Ross was arraigned today on a felony breaking-and-entering charge in 54A District Court. A judge set a $250,000 cash bond for him.

He also is charged in connection with a similar break-in at Capital Dank, a dispensary on South Washington Avenue, on Feb. 1, exactly three weeks before today’s burglary.

In that case, police said they followed shoe prints in the snow from the business to where Ross was found about two blocks away. He had merchandise from the store when he was arrested, police said.

Court records show that Ross waived his right to a district court review of the charges and was ordered to stand trial on charges of breaking and entering, felony firearm possession and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He posted a $5,000 cash bond on Feb. 17, the records show.

In the newest case, police were called to 420 Solutions about 2:45 a.m. today and found that someone had broken into the business, Merritt said.

Officers spotted a man in the area “walking and acting suspicious,” he said. Ross was arrested and taken to the police lock-up after the dog track led to where he was standing,

Merritt said police are investigating whether Ross might be connected

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