S. Ore. medical marijuana clinic manager convicted

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A southern Oregon woman who manages a Grants Pass clinic that helps people obtain medical marijuana cards has been convicted on drug manufacturing and delivery charges.

The Daily Courier reports a Josephine County jury deliberated for only about an hour Thursday before convicting 44-year-old Brenda Thomas of Wilderville.

The case against Thomas began with an October 2009 traffic stop on Interstate 5 in neighboring Jackson County, where a Nevada couple was pulled over and told Oregon State Police they purchased marijuana from Thomas for $1,000.

Police later seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana from Thomas's property in Wilderville. She told authorities her property was a growing site for 13 people and that the number of plants was under the legal limit.

Her attorney said he expects to appeal.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com