P-I NEWS SERVICES
SEATTLE – The federal government is getting involved in the case of a medical marijuana patient-support group that was raided by Seattle police last week.
According to the Seattle Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration has taken control of the marijuana seized during the raid on the Lifevine cooperative two weeks ago.
That raid made headlines largely because police seized hundreds of medical marijuana patient files. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg declined to press charges against the man who runs the group, Martin Martinez, and had the files returned to him. But Seattle police didn't immediately return the 12 ounces of dried marijuana bud or several pounds of less potent leaves, and the DEA took them last Friday.
A spokeswoman for the DEA said she had no immediate comment.