- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say they have found 130 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of a Chaparral woman’s home.

The Alamogordo Daily News reported (https://bit.ly/2edqonN) Saturday that 61-year-old Candace Wilson is behind held in lieu of bond until a court appearance.

Otero County sheriff’s deputies arrested her Friday on a charge of marijuana distribution after a detective investigating a separate case saw the plants from the street.

Deputies produced a search warrant and seized the marijuana.

Undersheriff Liliana McDowell-Schnell says the plants were growing behind a trailer on 1 ½ acres of land.

She says the suspect’s license to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes expired in July.

Furthermore, Wilson was growing more than the number of plants allowed.

It was not immediately known Sunday if she had an attorney.

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Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, https://www.alamogordonews.com


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