Fed warning forces halt of town-backed pot farm

Fed warning forces halt of town-backed pot farm
Iselton City Council Members Robert Jankovitz, left, and Elizabeth Samano, right, talk as Police Chief Rick Sullivan, before they gave their testimony at a grand jury at the Sacramento County Courthouse on Wedneday, April 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua)
ISLETON, Calif. (AP) — A warning from federal officials has forced a would-be medical marijuana grower to scrap plans for a pot farm that officials in a small Northern California town saw as a possible major revenue source.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Michael Brubeck, head of Delta Allied Growers, received a letter from U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner warning that the farm in Isleton would violate federal law.

Brubeck's attorney, William Portnova, told the Bee on Wednesday that the letter led his client to kill the project.

Isleton — a rural town about 40 miles south of Sacramento — approved a deal last year with Delta that would guarantee the city at least $25,000 per month in exchange for a license to run the farm.

A Sacramento County grand jury continues to issue subpoenas as it investigates the circumstances surrounding the town's approval of the project.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee