84-year-old Florida mayor claims marijuana found in her backyard was planted by a nemesis

July 28th, 2011 by Staff

www.dailymail.co.uk – Mayor Mary Lee Cook of Oak Hill, Florida, claims that the marijuana plants narcotics agents found growing near a fence in her yard were placed there by someone looking to damage her reputation.

Two weeks ago, narcotics agents from the sheriff’s department asked to search the mayor’s home, having been informed that she was growing marijuana.

The 84-year-old mayor says that the agents found and seized a few ‘scrawny’ marijuana plants in individual containers.
The sheriff’s office report notes that 10 marijuana plants in total were discovered.

A spokesman from the sheriff’s department says that Mayor Cook has not been charged and that investigators do not believe she was aware of the drugs on her property.

At a Monday meeting, Mayor Cook said that an unidentified individual had told her that criminal charges would be filed against her.

But the mayor said she would not resign from her post, and that she would seek out an attorney in order to deal with future problems.

‘I am fed up with this constantly being on edge,’ Cook said, adding she would not take ‘any further harassment.’

She plans to serve until her term ends in November 2012.

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