A corrections deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is facing numerous drug charges after authorities found more than 16 pounds of marijuana in her South Bay home, records show.

Marquita Perez, 33, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Palm Beach County jail.

Her husband of one year, Bobby Perez, 30, told authorities he intended to sell the pot to make money because the couple have a baby on the way and that his wife had nothing to do with the drugs. He was arrested in July.

Marquita Perez told deputies she had worked for the sheriff’s office for the past three years and she had no clue that her husband had or sold marijuana. Her husband had friends who did sell it, she said.

When deputies executed a search warrant at the couple’s home last summer, they found 16.87 pounds of marijuana divvied up into numerous heat-sealed bags in a duffel bag, suitcase, trunk and backpack, arrest reports show.

“Based on my training and experience the amount of marijuana located is far greater than what would be considered personal use,” a police report said.

DNA testing showed the couple as potential contributors to DNA found on at least four bags of marijuana, according to arrest reports.

“The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and never forgets about its duty to preserve the public’s trust,” the sheriff’s office said in a prepared statement. “Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct.

“This misconduct was reported, investigated by our agency and subsequently determined to be criminal in nature, resulting in the charges against Marquita Perez.”

Marquita Perez is scheduled to be in court Feb. 22. Her husband is out on bond and is scheduled for a Feb. 26 trial.