Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Michigan at Marquette.
No. 2:17-cr-00031-1—Paul Lewis Maloney, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: October 7, 2020
Before: BOGGS, STRANCH, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.
THAPAR, Circuit Judge. Lee Blomquist manufactured and distributed marijuana in
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. When the police arrived with a search warrant, Blomquist claimed
his growing operation was legal and gave the officers a tour. But there was a problem: It
wasn’t. So Blomquist was charged with various federal drug crimes. He pled guilty to
distributing and conspiring to distribute marijuana, and a jury convicted him of manufacturing
and possessing with intent to distribute between 50 and 100 marijuana plants.
Blomquist now appeals, arguing that the police exceeded the scope of the search warrant.
But since Blomquist consented to the more expansive search, we affirm.