Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they found a small marijuana crop when called to a home in Marathon on an animal complaint.  Deputies accompanied the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to the home on Grove Street.

When no one answered the front door, they went to the back of the house where they found a marijuana plant growing next to the back door.

25 year old Tiffany Smith admitted she had been growing pot.  The plant was confiscated and destroyed.

Smith is charged with unlawful growing of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.

She was released on her own recognizance and ordered to appear in Town of Marathon Court at a later date.

The authorities have not reported on the status of the original animal complaint.