9-Year-Old Daughter Informs Police That Her Parents Grow And Sell Drugs
A Barnesville, Minn., couple are under investigation for dealing drugs and child endangerment after their 9-year-old daughter turned them in for running a marijuana-growing operation out of their home, Barnesville police say.
According to court documents filed Monday in Clay County District Court, the girl went to the Barnesville police station June 6. She approached an officer and told him her parents were growing marijuana plants almost as tall as the girl, hidden in the crawlspace under their house.
The girl told police that her parents smoked marijuana daily and had people over to buy it from them.
The girl also told police that the smoke from the marijuana would fill the house and make her sick, and that she was worried about her dog because her parents would blow the smoke into the dog’s mouth.
The search warrant states the child was taken into protective custody by Child Protection Services once before, when the family lived in Cass County, N.D., because the parents had been using marijuana in front of her.
She told it ALL.
Every piece of evidence listed in the search warrant as being seized from the home — including seven immature marijuana plants, baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue and a large assortment of marijuana paraphernalia — were exactly where the girl said they were, Beattie said.
During the police raid on their home, the parents reportedly admitted they both use marijuana.
The mother told investigators that she uses it to help alleviate her symptoms of multiple sclerosis and that the couple dealt the drug to help make ends meet financially.
The officers spent time with the two pit bulls in the home during the execution of the search warrant, and the animals appeared to be fine, Beattie said.
There was no evidence available other than the girl’s statement that the parents had given the dogs marijuana, he said, but the possibility of animal-abuse charges is an option police are keeping open.
These parents ain’t isht. No debate about that. But to have your own daughter drop dime to the fuzz about your shady drug dealing ways, that’s gotta hurt.
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