70-year-old Woman Gets Probation In Marijuana Case

FERNDALE (WWJ) – A 70-year-old woman has been sentenced to probation convicted of growing marijuana at her home.

Barbara Agro of Lake Orion was working as a receptionist at the Clinical Relief marijuana clinic in Ferndale when it was raided last August. At that time, she told authorities she had marijuana plants growing at her home. Deputies searched the house and found 19 marijuana plants.

Convicted of manufacturing and delivering marijuana, Agro was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts to 90 days probation and 20 hours of community service.

“I couldn’t ask for anything better from the judge. As far as I’m concerned, the judge is very fair against the protests of Miss Hand,” said Agro.

Beth Hand, with the Oakland County Prosecutors office had argued for a longer probation period.

Agro, who said she was using  medical marijuana for extreme arthritis in both knees, was also banned from using the drug while on probation.

“I’m not going to be able to do anything for pain,” Agro told reporters. “All I can take is Tylenol, you know, and they can prescribe Tylenol with codeine, which kills your kidneys after a while. That’s the only thing I’ve ever been able to take,” she said.

Agro, along with several others,  is still facing charges related to the Ferndale raid.


More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen