Probation for Bob Marley's daughter on drug charge

Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley is shown performing in 1979. The location is not known. (AP Photo)

October 26, 2010 9:58:58 AM PDT
The youngest child of reggae legend Bob Marley will spend seven years on probation after admitting she grew marijuana in her Philadelphia-area home.

A Chester County judge offered 29-year-old Makeda Jahnesta Marley a choice between a shorter prison term and a longer stint on probation. She opted for the latter and risks a prison stay if she violates the terms of her release.

Marley pleaded guilty to drug charges in September. She was arrested in 2008 after police say they found her removing plants from her basement when officers arrived on a domestic dispute call.

Marley's probation calls for her to undergo random drug tests and stay away from illegal drug users. Her attorney tells the West Chester Daily Local News that won't be a problem. Attorney Thomas Schindler called growing marijuana an "aberration" in Marley's life.


Information from: Daily Local News