By Sarah Wojcik
From the foreground, defendants Danny Jamil, David Pando, Ryan Masters and Andrew Zuhrab sit behind their defense attorney, Zoran Mitrovski, in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township on Aug. 30, 2016. In the background, defendant David Carbone sits behind Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor Dena Keller and defense attorney Paul Misukewicz. (File photo by Sarah Wojcik)
Posted March 15, 2017
SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On March 3, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia definitively set the jury trial for five defendants in the case of an allegedly illegal marijuana dispensary for May 2.
March 3 was the date set for an evidentiary hearing and pretrial conference, but Toia adjourned the case because the newly appointed attorney for one of the defendants, whose previous attorney withdrew from representing him, could not make it and was excused by the court.
Danny Jamil, of Warren; Ryan Masters, of Shelby Township; Andrew Zuhrab, of Shelby Township; David Pando, of Washington Township; and David Carbone, of Roseville, face felony drug charges in relation to an alleged marijuana dispensary that police raided and shut down in July 2015.
Toia also granted the motion of Paul Misukewicz, Carbone’s defense attorney, to sever his client from being tried with the four other co-defendants and to be tried on his own. On April 26, Carbone appeared in district court with Misukewicz. All five defendants previously were clients of defense attorney Zoran Mitrovski.
According to court records, Toia granted Mitrovski’s motion to withdraw as Masters’ attorney Feb. 16. On Feb. 21, the court appointed Adil Haradhvala to represent Masters. Haradhvala could not make the March 3 court date.
After a private meeting in the judge’s chambers, all parties agreed to adjourn the evidentiary hearing and pretrial conference and set hard dates for