A woman who swore to uphold the law now is accused of breaking it.
Sandra Brandon, 61, faces cultivation of marijuana charges for allegedly growing marijuana plants, intermingled with several tomato plants, along the side of her driveway.
Hocking County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home located along state Route 374 in Rockbridge after receiving a tip about marijuana growing alongside the driveway of the residence.
Detectives seized 38 marijuana plants weighting 5.21 pounds.
“Initially, she had stated over a phone call that she didn’t have any idea it was growing on her property, and then by the time she got back in town, she had an attorney at that point,” Hocking County Detective Ed Downs said.
Brandon, a practicing attorney in Hocking County, declined to comment to 10TV News.
“It’s very unusual and it’s not something that we see every day,” Downs said. “It’s the first in my career that I’ve ever dealt with having to charge an attorney.”
Downs said that the marijuana growing at the property was grown for more than just personal use.
“I don’t know of anybody that could smoke that kind of marijuana in a year’s time,” Downs said.
Detectives said that they expected Brandon to plead guilty to a fifth-degree felony without having to go to a grand jury.
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