(Photo: Kent County Jail)
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – A woman convicted of running an illegal medical marijuana dispensary north of Grand Rapids was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail and placed on probation for three years.
A Kent County jury in October found Susan Maria Bond guilty of racketeering and conducting a criminal enterprise for a marijuana dispensary authorities say raked in millions of dollars.
In addition to jail and probation, Kent County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Rossi slapped her with a $25,000 fine. The judge also ordered that Bond perform 50 hours of community service.
Bond, 52, was facing up to 20 years in prison for racketeering and conducting a criminal enterprise. Terms of her sentence allows for possible early release from jail.
Kent County jurors found the 52-year-old paralegal guilty of five charges for a business shuttered last year on Plainfield Avenue near Five Mile Road NE. Her trial lasted two weeks.
Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Boer said Bond headed the multi-million-dollar marijuana business in Kent County’s Plainfield Township. The