Sierra Vista woman arrested for medical marijuana violations | Crime
A Sierra Vista woman was arrested and charged with violations to the Medical Marijuana Act on December 7.
Sierra Vista Police responded to a domestic violence call on West Martin Drive, when the officers learned both the individuals involved had cultivation cards for medical marijuana. According to officers on a search of the house they discovered over 25 marijuana plants in a back bedroom; Arizona has a legal limit of 12 plants per individual, 24 plants were allowed at this residence. Officers also counted six plants located outside the residence, and seven empty pots in the back bedroom with disturbed soil inside.
After investigating further, officers discovered that one of the suspects, identified as Mary Brown, had allegedly ripped the six plants out of their pots and put them outside before SVPD arrived.
According to SVPD officials a warrant was obtained after the violations to search the remainder of the house. After the warrant was served, Brown was arrested on the following charges: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Production of Marijuana, and Tampering with Evidence. She was taken and booked into the Cochise County Jail.