A video posted by Travis Ismay this week shows Sue Broadhurst revealing some explosive information regarding a marijuana business establishment in Butte County during the most recent county commission meeting.
At the September 5, 2023 meeting, Ms. Broadhurst shared her research discoveries during public comment concerning the medical marijuana business, Green Light Partners Custer, owned in part by Rod Woodruff, who also owns the Buffalo Chip campground in Sturgis, SD.
In her comment, she said that one of the requirements on the initial permit application for a medical cannabis establishment in Butte County, according to the ordinance permit application procedures, is that at least 1 board member is a resident of Butte County and initials from the person filling out the application are required next to that to confirm that they are, indeed, a resident. After all required certifications, it’s to be dated and signed with the signer’s title.
When it comes to Green Light Partners’ initial application, from what Sue found in her research, none are residents of Butte County. Of the three partners listed: Rod Woodruff, James Mueller and John Mueller:
– None are registered to vote in Butte County
– No vehicle licenses are registered in Butte County
– None have home addresses listed in Butte County
Rod Woodruff had a PO box at one time, but Sue isn’t sure if he still has that and verified that he receives his mail in Sturgis by looking at where his tax and assessment notices were mailed. Woodruff does have a house here, but the house is a rental, therefore confirming he is not a Butte County resident.
John Mueller has a home address in Kansas, which is taken from the Secretary of State’s annual report for GLP Custer, LLC.
James Mueller has a home address in Sioux Falls.
This ordinance was adopted in June of 2021 and they got their permit to operate in the county in May of 2022. Their state license expired on August 23, 2023. Does this mean they’re illegally operating if they’re not renewed by the county nor the state? Do they need to stop operation and apply all over again with the state and re-apply with the county? Will they be fined the civil penalty of $10,000 for violating the ordinance (you’ll have to scroll near the end to find the ordinances but they’re there!) for no board members being Butte County residents?
Will Butte County State’s Attorney LeEllen McCartney fully enforce the law that she helped develop concerning businesses that have a nationwide reach for seemingly lying on their permit application, in the same way she did with local high school seniors, where she threatened them with a Class 5 felony for a traditional senior prank?
Watch the video below!