License suspended appears twice on weekend police report

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Saturday Morning,  38 year-old Lansing woman was cited for driving with a license suspended  after being stopped for speeding 75 in a 55 on quarterline in Grant township.  Following the stop a licensed passenger drove the vehicle. Later that afternoon, the same deputy that provided the citation spotted the same woman driving on Pere marquette highway. She was arrested and lodged in the Mason County Jail.

The Mason County Sherriff's office report also included:


Beech trees return

In Michigan and Mason county, beech bark disease has been devastating to beech trees. Now, 250 beech seedlings bred in the lab of U.S. Forest Service research biologist Jennifer Koch from disease-resistant trees are returning to Ludington State Park.

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Park staff and volunteers planted the 3-year-old, 3- to 6-foot-tall trees. Ludington was the first site in the state where the disease was discovered, back in 2000. Koch’s work involves cross-pollinating resistant trees; some of those in the lab were grown from seeds collected from a handful of resistant trees in Ludington State Park. The new trees aren’t fully immune from the disease, but their resistance will be from 1 or 2 percent to 50 percent better than a nonresistant tree. “At least half of them, probably more, are going to grow and never come down with the disease,” Koch said. It’s estimated that Michigan has lost more than 2.5 million of its 32 million beech trees since the disease was discovered.


Police prepare for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),  The Michigan State Police (MSP) and other law enforcement agencies are partnering for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Michigan State Police’s 30 posts will serve as drop off points for Michiganders to discard expired, unused and unwanted pills, which will be destroyed. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will be accepted.

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“This is an excellent opportunity to take a look at the medicines that have collected in your medicine cabinet and properly dispose of something that could potentially be dangerous,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Opioid abuse is a serious public health and public safety issue here in Michigan and nationwide. We will do whatever we can to help decrease all too common prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses.” National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year. In April,  State police posts collected 597 pounds of prescription drugs. Anyone who  is unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

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