The mayor of Jamaica, Iowa, and her husband have been arrested in a marijuana growing case.
50-year-old Jamaica Mayor LaDonna Kennedy and her husband, 58-year-old Randy Kennedy, were arrested after police found a marijuana farm in their basement. Police were at the property after a tip regarding a murder suspect.
However, upon arriving, they found no trace of the suspect, but did smell an “overwhelming” scent of raw marijuana. They obtained a warrant and located the operation. Investigators say that 18 marijuana plants, several bags of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were found.
The couple have been charged with manufacture with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of failure to affix a drug stamp.