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Posted on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 : 7:03 p.m.

Livonia man charged with breaking and entering in connection with $40,000 medical pot theft

By John Counts


Phillip Holland

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Phillip Holland, a 33-year-old Livonia man, was charged on Friday with one count of breaking and entering and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Holland was arrested after allegedly trying to steal $40,000 worth of medical marijuana from a Pittsfield Township grow facility. At 2:34 a.m. Thursday, Pittsfield Township police responded to an alarm in the 4800 block of Carpenter Road, which is licensed medical marijuana grow facility and discovered a break-in had occurred.

Holland was arrested as he attempted to exit the building and flee from the officers with the marijuana, according to police.

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Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 3:42 a.m.

Great Job Pittsfield Twp. Police !! 33 yr. old Holland doesn't look like the type, but you just never know.


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

I'm thinking of a slack-jawed mouth breather with excessive piercings and tattoos. They might also have facial hair that would look better trimmed or shaved off completely. No wait, that's the kid at the drive-up window!


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 4:07 a.m.

Describe the "type".


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 1:56 a.m.

Judging from the mug shot, this guy leans toward the skinny side. First offense?


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 12:12 a.m.

Thanks for identifying the location of a legal marijuana grow operation. Oh but it's ONLY told them the an industrial park.... All they have to do is SNIFF around.


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 5:39 p.m.

Thieves get hungry just like everybody else.


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 11:47 a.m.

And look! in this other story the reporter gave the address of the Coney Island! Egads! " the break in at the restaurant, 9850 Chilson Commons Circle,..." Now all the thieves will know where it is!