Woman Charged With Setting Fire After Pot Consumed

Chicago woman accused of setting fire after discovering her husband smoked their entire marijuana stash

Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:49 AM CDT
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Woman Charged With Setting Fire After Pot Consumed

A Chicago woman has been charged with aggravated arson for allegedly setting a fire after discovering her husband had smoked their entire stash of marijuana.

Linda Lopez is accused of setting a fire on Sunday in a planter outside a suburban Riverside apartment building. She also set another fire inside a second-floor apartment. According to Riverside fire officials, the indoor fire was quickly extinguished.

At a bond hearing Tuesday, Judge Ann Finley Collins set bond for Lopez at $20,000.

Authorities say Lopez and her husband had been drinking and consuming illegal drugs before the woman fell asleep. They say when she awoke, her marijuana was gone. After a violent argument, Lopez allegedly sprinkled perfume on towels and set them afire. It wasn't immediately known if Lopez has obtained legal representation.
 

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