CHAPARRAL, New Mexico - Otero County Sheriff's Deputies allegedly found 12 marijuana plants after executing a search warrant at the home of a Chaparral woman with a revoked medical marijuana permit.
The search warrant was executed at a home on the 100 block of Irma Road early Friday morning.
“I got busted last year, everybody knows that," said Candace Wilson, 62.
Wilson New Mexico Mobile Newsroom she is not a distributor. "No sir. It's for me. For me only," Wilson said. In October 2016, Wilson was charged with "Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute."
“They were going to get me for distribution, but everything was in the ground last year," Wilson said. "You can’t get distribution when it’s in the ground!”
The woman said the marijuana plants overgrew and were out of control. Wilson was permitted to grow and use the marijuana for physical ailments.
"This is totally medicinal, okay," Wilson said.
She told ABC-7 her permit was revoked by the Santa Fe Health Department Thursday July 20, 2017.
"I think the judge is just out to get me because, last year, I made a mistake. This year, I'm inside, it's raining and I don't have any pain meds and so I made me some brownies because my card wasn't yanked because I didn't sign the contract. And so (the judge) yanked (the card) yesterday morning," Wilson said.
The Chaparral woman told ABC-7 deputies executed a search warrant at her property Friday morning. "The (deputies) cut my chain, they invade my privacy, they're trespassing and they spray my dogs with pepper spray in the eyes. (The dogs) are 14 years old, you know, it could kill them. And then I touch the dogs and I get it in the eye, and the (deputies) just come in and they just start banging on my door and start ripping through everything," Wilson said.
Wilson told ABC-7 she did not know about the marijuana plants in her front yard. She said she cut some of the plants when her permit was revoked, but was not able to pull out all of the plants.
"I was not physically able to pull (the plants). The deputies asked, 'so what did you do with the plants?' I just left them laying there," she said.
However, when ABC-7's New Mexico Mobile Newsroom walked through her property, the team's photographer discovered another marijuana plant, which Wilson ripped out of the ground and destroyed.
"This is what I usually do to them," Wilson said. "I break them up and stomp them."
Wilson was arrested in October 2016 after authorities accused her of cultivating marijuana in her Chaparral home. At the time, investigators allegedly found more than a hundred marijuana plants and Wilson had an expired permit to grow 16 plants.
"I did not know there were that many plants!" Wilson said.
Wilson was jailed 12 days and charged with Distribution of Marijuana.
Wilson is scheduled to appear in an Alamogordo court September 5, 2017. If convicted for the 2016 charge, she could be sentenced to 18 months in prison.
"There’s no distribution!" Wilson said. "There’s nobody coming over here! There’s no cars. I have no traffic. I don’t sell nothing. I make my own brownies. I don’t give it away. It’s for me, so I don’t hurt.”