DETROIT (AP) — A Lenawee County husband and wife charged with growing more than 8,000 marijuana plants have been released from custody but will be living separately as the case move through court.
A Detroit federal judge granted bond Tuesday to Edwin and Linda Schmieding (SCHMEE'-ding), a day after the government took over the case from authorities in Lenawee County in southeastern Michigan. The Schmiedings had been in the county jail for a week on very high bail.
They'll be living with relatives at separate addresses. The Schmiedings each asked for a court-appointed defense attorney.
Authorities say more than 8,000 plants worth millions were found last week at their farm in Rome Township, 65 miles southwest of Detroit. Linda Schmieding told police that some pot was sold as medical marijuana.