COLDWATER — Jaycie Mueller, 19, said she needed money to move to Arizona. That’s the only reason she entered a Cutter Avenue home on Sept. 19, 2015, and left with just over a pound of marijuana in her purse.
Branch County Circuit Court Judge Bill O’Grady placed Mueller on one year probation and suspended all but 56 days already served of a six-month jail sentence.
“I’m so sorry,” she told the judge. "I’m not a bad kid."
Defense attorney J.R. Colbeck said Mueller was not as dumb or “gullible as she purports.”
Mueller entered a plea to larceny in a building. The owner of the marijuana caught Mueller and admitted to Coldwater police the drugs were his. He was authorized as a Michigan Medical Marijuana Caregiver.
Mueller said she had been told to break into the house by another man who said the drugs were stolen from him. Mueller said she was to get $1,000 for her efforts.
“I did not know I was stealing from a medicine grower,” she said at her plea.
The judge said Mueller “clearly has emotional and psychological impairments.” She had been sent to the state hospital for evaluation.