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OAK HILL -- Mayor Mary Lee Cook wasted no time at tonight's meeting acknowledging Volusia County Sheriff's deputies confiscated marijuana plants on her property, but denied ownership and added she was set up by someone out to embarrass her.
"There would be criminal charges and I'd have to resign," the Oak Hill mayor said, declining to identify who her nemesis might be.
"They knew thay had an ace in the hole to force me to resign," she said, reading from a prepared statement at the beginning of the Monday commission meeting. "I'm fed up with this."
Cook claimed there were half dozen or so sickly-looking marijuana plants on her property and that the deputies destroyed them and told her they received an anonymous tip that the mayor was growing pot.