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Lillian Jennen's Excuse for the Alleged 6.5 Pounds of Pot in Her Car: Arthritis

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As we just mentioned a couple of hours ago, medical marijuana is not yet legal in Florida.

That didn't stop 56-year-old Lillian Jennen from dropping the medicinal purposes line when she was busted with 6.5 pounds of weed in her car, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office says an anonymous tip came in saying to look for a white Saturn heading toward Marathon from Miami, and cops found the car around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The sheriff's deputy noticed the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt, so he pulled her over on the north side of Marathon, police say.

The cops say they noticed a few things when they pulled Jennen over: She was breathing quickly and sounded nervous when speaking, her hands were shaking, and the car reeked of weed.

Jennen admitted to the cops that she had just purchased some pot in Miami and said she uses it to help with her rheumatoid arthritis.

Apparently the amount of medicine Jennen picked up was 6.5 pounds, packed into five different bricks, according to the sheriff's office.

The cops say they also found $5,070 in cash in the car, which Jennen told deputies she was going to put toward the purchase of more weed but "changed her mind."

Jennen was booked into the Monroe County Jail on one count of possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana.


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