Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
By SHAUN BYRON
Journal Register News Service
ROCHESTER HILLS – A 40-year-old woman was arrested on charges she grew marijuana in her home after being tipped off to Oakland County Sheriff ’s deputies by her 19-year-old daughter.
“I give her a lot of credit,” Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said. “She is trying to get her mom help and it’s good to see some
kids today have a moral compass.”
It was about 4 p.m. Sunday when deputies Kerry Campbell and Eric Shimmell were dispatched to a home on Warrington Road, south of Hamlin Road and east of Livernois Road. The daughter had called 911, accusing her mother, Christina Consolo, of growing the marijuana in the living room of their home.
The deputies were let into the home by the daughter and reported seeing a 6-foot marijuana plant growing in the house, according to reports.
Consolo, who owns the home, consented to a search and made statements about growing the marijuana in the home, deputies said.
Dried marijuana hanging in the basement, a digital scale, packing material, a marijuana grinder and marijuana pipes were also found, deputies said.
Two handguns and a shotgun were confiscated from the home, as well.
Deputies say Consolo was released at the scene and the marijuana is at the sheriff ’s forensic lab for analysis.
Possible charges are pending as investigators await results of the forensic lab to determine if the case will be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for a warrant review.
Consolo has stated in a televised report the marijuana was for medicinal purposes, managing pain for a back injury she sustained.
She also admitted to not yet obtaining a license to legally have possession of medical marijuana.http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2009/10/13/news/doc4ad46ce4bfee6904373493.txt