Medical marijuana dispensary trashed, records found in street

A big mess at a Detroit medical marijuana dispensary -- as medical records are strewn all over the parking lot.

They were simply thrown away, not shredded. The records contained sensitive personal information.

Outside Riverside Meds, a Marijuana dispensary on Jefferson avenue, copies of personal information and documents can be found lying on the ground.

A neighbor, Otis, said he saw men digging in the dumpster early Wednesday morning looking for drugs.

"The blow heads and crack heads, they came by here," Otis said. "I'm in my window looking at everything, and they throw all of this stuff out, and start throwing out everything on the ground."

FOX 2 could not get an answer from the business owner, because the shop closed on Oct. 27, likely one of many medical marijuana shops that have to close under the new city ordinance. leaving everything from IDs to medical information not disposed properly.

"These documents weren't shredded whatsoever," said witness Kevin Shepard. "They were just thrown out in the dumpster, and people dumpster hunting. They should have shredded it. for the simple reason, anyone could use that information to forge documents."

People in the neighborhood decided to trash the documents again, and others say they're making sure their personal information isn't laying around.

"This is why now a days people don't like to give their personal information for situations like this if it gets in the wrong person's hands,"  Shepard.

FOX 2 took this matter to city hall to see what can be done about the former owner. A spokesperson says they cannot be fined but because they were technically disposed of, says they will look into it further.

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