Mom Accused Of Letting Teen Daughter Run Pot Shop From Bedroom

By Victoria Kim 08/28/18

Police reportedly uncovered 80 pounds of cannabis in the closet of the master bedroom.

80lbs of confiscated marijuana and an AK47
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A 15-year-old girl is in state custody after sheriff’s deputies alleged that she made cannabis deals out of her bedroom, supported by her mother.

On August 17, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the family’s Delhi, California home. The search uncovered 80 pounds of cannabis in the master bedroom closet and 12 “large marijuana plants” in the backyard growing in a “makeshift greenhouse,” according to sheriff’s deputies. A loaded AK-47 was also found.

According to a statement posted on Facebook, during the investigation officers allegedly learned that “the 15-year-old daughter was given marijuana from her mother to use and sell from her bedroom.”

In addition, officers found “packaged marijuana, edibles and other items associated with the sales and use of marijuana” that they say belonged to the 15-year-old girl.

The girl and another minor have since been removed from the home by Child Protective Services. Two adults in the home have been arrested—Jose Reyes Martinez, 44, on suspicion of marijuana crimes, possessing an assault weapon and assault on a child; and Norma Angelica Alvarez, 44, on suspicion of marijuana crimes and child endangerment.

Parents all across the United States have lost custody of their children for providing them marijuana, but unlike this particular case—as far as we know—it is often to treat debilitating disorders like epilepsy.

One recent example happened in Macon, Georgia, where Suzeanna and Matthew Brill are fighting for custody of their son David, who suffers from seizures. The couple had illegally purchased cannabis to try and ease David’s seizures, after prescription medication had failed to make a difference.

The family was on the waiting list for Georgia’s Low THC Oil Program, but couldn’t wait any longer.

The parents say the cannabis was “a miracle” for David. “I was tired of seeing my kid half-dead all the time,” said Suzeanna. “[Marijuana] helped my son where all other options had failed.”

Cannabis is illegal in the state of Georgia. Only possession of up to 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil by qualified residents is allowed. Seizure disorder, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are among the qualifying conditions for Georgia’s limited medical cannabis program.

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