12:57pm

Mon September 28, 2009
WVAS Local

Chilton County Woman Battles Federal Government Over Property

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A Chilton County woman is fighting an
effort by federal prosecutors to seize her home and 40 acres in a
marijuana case against her husband, who committed suicide during
his trial.
Mara Lynn Williams, a cancer survivor who works as a nurse at a
Montgomery hospital, said her husband, Royce, used marijuana for
chronic paid after multiple surgeries.
She was not charged and said she did not know he was growing it
on his property. But federal officials said it is routine to seize
property in civil cases when there has been illegal drug activity
on the property.
The forfeiture case is scheduled for trial early next year.