Holbrook, AZ - On April 2, 2013 the Navajo County Attorney’s Office formally charged suspect Michal Lytle, a 68 year old white male with the following felony criminal charges:
- Count one: Sale of marijuana, a class three felony.
- Count two: Sale of marijuana, a class three felony.
- Count three: Sale of a narcotic drug, a class two felony.
- Count four: Sale of marijuana, a class three felony.
- Count five: Possession of marijuana for sale, a class three felony.
MCAT has been conducting criminal investigations where compassionate care givers sell marijuana for profit in direct violation of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law.
Michael Lytle was identified by concerned citizens who were trying to obtain marijuana with a legal medical marijuana card and were forced to pay hundreds of dollars for marijuana that was supposed to be given to them as provided by the law.
The Major Crimes Apprehension Team (MCAT) executed a search warrant on March 14th, 2013 at Mountain Meds located in Lakeside, AZ. where Lytle was identified as the owner of the business. Numerous items consistent with illegal drug sales were seized, and a second search warrant was obtained for Mr. Lytle’s home residence in Apache County where an additional five pounds of illegal possessed marijuana was recovered.
This investigation was concluded with Mr. Lytle receiving a summons to appear in court for the above listed criminal violations. More arrests and criminal charges are pending upon receiving lab results.