Montgomery, Alabama – 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.