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The 84-year-old mayor of a central Florida city says someone tried to ruin her reputation by planting marijuana on her property.

Mayor Mary Lee Cook defended herself during an Oak Hill city commission meeting Monday after narcotics agents found pot growing on her land.

Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson says Cook has not been charged. He says the incident is under investigation but investigators do not believe the mayor knew the marijuana was there.

Cook says narcotics agents came to her home two weeks ago to check out reports that she was growing marijuana. The plants were found near a kicked-in section of fence near her house.

During Monday's meeting, Cook said she would not resign. She said she would deal with any further harassment by hiring an attorney.

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I saw that on the news last night. and the local city council fired the whole Police dept. as well..
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An 84-year-old mayor who was found by a police chief with marijuana plants in her garden has fired the entire department.

City commissioners voted 3-2 Monday night in favour of closing the department.

The controversy came to the forefront earlier this month when Mayor Mary Lee Cook told officials she believed someone from the police force planted marijuana on her property.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office began handling emergency calls from Oak Hill Monday night.

The mayor called the special meeting, and presented a number of complaints against Police Chief Diane Young.

During the discussion, commissioners decided it would be best to 'terminate the entire department.'

Mayor Mary Lee Cook of Oak Hill, Florida, said that the marijuana plants narcotics agents found growing near a fence in her yard were placed there by someone looking to damage her reputation.

Speaking to Fox News, officer Manny Perez said: 'One of the first things they tell you is this is a thankless job and today that really hits home.'

Two weeks ago, narcotics agents from the sheriff’s department asked to search the mayor’s home, having been informed that she was growing marijuana.

The 84-year-old mayor says that the agents found and seized a few ‘scrawny’ marijuana plants in individual containers.

The sheriff’s office report notes that 10 marijuana plants in total were discovered.

A spokesman from the sheriff’s department says that Mayor Cook has not been charged and that investigators do not believe she was aware of the drugs on her property.

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