Most people that operate vending machines sell things like pop, candy, or snacks. A Michigan man who has been making $2,000 a day selling weed out of a vending machine has been arrested by law enforcement.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives got a tip that Marcellus Cornwell of Detroit, Michigan was operating a vending machine on the side of his Mettetal Street home and using it to sell marijuana and pills. Some of the people that Marcellus was selling to were minors. The anonymous tipster also said that he was in possession of guns which is illegal because he's a convicted felon.

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Marcellus Cornwell Criminal History

According to WDIV 4, Marcellus's criminal history includes convictions in 1997 for armed robbery and felony firearm, in 2008 for carrying a concealed weapon, in 2009 for felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm, and in 2011 for three counts of identity theft.

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The Weed Vending Machine

The ATF conducted surveillance at his home and purchased marijuana from the vending machine in February and March. After those two purchases, law enforcement was able to obtain a search warrant.


What The ATF Found In The Home

ATF members found 18 firearms, dozens of rounds of assorted ammunition, and several kilograms of marijuana inside the home.

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Guns Found In The Home

  • A Masterpiece Arms Defender, 9 mm caliber pistol 
  • A Volunteer Enterprises Inc. Commando Mark 3, .45-caliber rifle
  • A Davis Industries DM22, .22-caliber pistol
  • A Com Prod Inc. CDM, .22-caliber revolver 
  • A Weihrauch Windicator, .357-caliber revolver, loaded with five rounds of .357 caliber ammunition 
  • A GIVATI Firearms RT9, 9 mm caliber, semiautomatic pistol 
  • A Chongqing Jianshe Industry Group M12AR, 12-gauge caliber semiautomatic shotgun 
  • A Chongqing Jianshe Industry Group M12AR, 12-gauge caliber semiautomatic shotgun
  • A Goodtime Outdoors Inc. Core 15, .223 5.56-caliber rifle
  • A Western Field (Mossberg) M550ABD, 12-gauge shotgun
  • A Glock 27, .40 caliber pistol, loaded with nine rounds of .40-caliber ammunition
  • A Bushmaster XM15-E2S, .223 5.56-caliber semiautomatic rifle 
  • A Romarmsa Cugir GPWASR-10/63, 7.62 x 39 caliber rifle 
  • A Rock River Arms LAR15, 5.56-caliber
  • A Glock 19, 9 mm caliber semiautomatic pistol
  • A Taurus G3C, 9 mm caliber pistol, loaded with 12 rounds of 9 mm Luger ammunition
  • A SCCY CPX-1, 9 mm caliber semiautomatic pistol
  • A Smith & Wesson SD 40VE, .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol 
  • Box of approximately 143 rounds of assorted ammunition
  • One Pro Mag Drum Pistol magazine, one SCCY pistol magazine, and one Smith & Wesson magazine
  • Thirty-three rounds of assorted 9 mm and .40-caliber ammunition
  • Two boxes of .380-caliber ammunition containing 57 rounds
  • Fifteen rounds of 12-gauge ammunition and one round of 20-gauge ammunition 
  • Five rounds of 12-gauge ammunition
  • Twenty-five rounds of .223-caliber ammunition
  • Thirteen rounds of .223-caliber ammunition 

What He Could Be Charged With

Marcellus Cornwell could be charged with felon in possession of a firearm

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