Florence “Flo” Matheson, up for the 6th Congressional District seat, is now facing some very serious legal problems when over 180 marijuana plants were discovered by police at her home.
She denied knowing about the grow operation, but seemed very comfortable in expressing her fondness for marijuana;
The 77-year-old admitted to Channel 4 she smokes marijuana, but does not grow it.
“I smoke marijuana. I’m guilty,” Matheson said. “I really don’t regret that this happened. It’s been a life-changing experience for me and in that it has made me more defiant and determined to try and get these laws changed.”
The Crossville Police Department served a search warrant at Matheson’s home on May 13.
Police said they found an indoor grow operation in a barn behind her house with more than 180 plants.
“I had never seen them. I never went back there,” Matheson said.
Matheson said her friend Stephen Harrington, who was a disabled veteran and homeless, needed a place to stay. She said he used the barn and fixed things up around her house.
However, inside her home, police also found bags with two ounces of dried marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash and a gun.
Matheson has claimed that the bagged marijuana inside her home was not part of the grow operation, but rather, it was given to her by a friend who owed her money.
Do you believe her?