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Makeda Jahnesta Marley Drug Plea: Reggae Legend's Daughter Avoids Prison for Growing Marijuana

Late Reggae Star Bob Marley, 1981 (AP)

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS/AP) The youngest child of reggae legend Bob Marley had a choice: A Chester County judge told 29-year-old Makeda Jahnesta Marley to pick either a shorter prison term, or a long stint on probation, after she pleaded guilty to growing marijuana.

She chose the longer probation - seven years.

Marley was arrested in 2008 after police say they found her removing plants from the basement of her Philadelphia-area home when officers arrived on a domestic dispute call. She pleaded guilty in September.

She still risks being jailed if she violates her probation terms, which call for her to undergo random drug tests, and stay away from drug users.

Her attorney, Thomas Schindler, tells the West Chester Daily Local News that won't be a problem. He called growing marijuana an "aberration."

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