ROME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping charges against a woman accused of growing more than 8,000 marijuana plants in Lenawee County.
Linda Schmieding's husband already has pleaded guilty in the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Barrington Wilkins says her role was minimal.
Wilkins says the 62-year-old Schmieding was aware of the marijuana operation but was participating only at her husband's request. A court hearing Tuesday was canceled.
The Schmiedings were arrested in 2011 for growing marijuana at their farm in Rome Township. Linda Schmieding told police that they wanted to sell it for medicinal use.
Edwin Schmieding will be sentenced in Detroit federal court on June 25. He faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison because of the number of plants, although his attorney will argue for an exception.