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Charges coming in medical marijuana probe

A county attorney's office in Minnesota expects to file charges soon, following completion of an investigation into Vireo Health's alleged transport of $500,000 of medical marijuana products from Minnesota to New York.

No further information was available Thursday. Brian Lutes, an assistant county attorney in Wright County, Minn., said details would be forthcoming.

In a statement, Vireo said it has not been the target of Minnesota investigators' probe.

"While we are aware of an investigation by the Wright County Attorney, we have no information as to its status except that we have been told our company is NOT a focus of the investigation," the company said in a statement.

The company operates in both states. Vireo Health of New York grows marijuana and produces medicine at a manufacturing plant in Perth, Fulton County, and sells its products from four locations statewide, including one in Colonie.

According to a search warrant...

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