Woman gets 'deal of lifetime" in pot sentence

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

A prosecutor concedes he was giving a Juneau woman the "deal of a lifetime" when she was sentenced for a misdemeanor instead of a felony after a pot-grow operation was found in her home.

Juneau District Attorney James Scott calls the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of Bonnie E. Odom as a "one-off."

He said he agreed to a misdemeanor because she didn't have a criminal record and police only found out about the 55 plants because of an unrelated incident that brought police to her home.

Reports say that Alaska law states any more than 25 plants is considered a felony.

Her lawyer says she uses the marijuana for medical purposes. She received a year of probation instead of jail time.

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