- The girl went to Barnesville, Minnesota police station and told officers her parents were growing marijuana in the crawl space beneath their home
- She said she didn’t like the smell and was worried about her dog’s health because her parents would blow smoke into its mouth
- Authorities went to the home and allegedly found marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia, and the parents admitted to using and selling pot
- Charges are pending and the girl is with her grandparents
Daily Mail Reporter
10:22 EST, 4 July 2014
11:15 EST, 4 July 2014
A nine-year-old girl has walked in to a police station and turned in her parents for growing and selling marijuana.
The child calmly entered the station in Barnesville, Minnesota on June 6 and told officers that her parents were growing marijuana plants almost as tall as her in the crawl space beneath their home.
She said she had decided to seek help because the smell of the pot smoke made her feel sick, and she also worried about her dog’s health because her parents would blow smoke into its mouth.
‘She was a
very brave, very smart, very articulate little girl,’ officer Ryan
Beattie told the Minnesota Star Tribune. ‘It was almost like interviewing an adult.
Seized: Authorities found marijuana growing in the crawlspace beneath a family’s home after their nine-year-old daughter went to a police station and told authorities they were growing and selling it (file picture)
appeared to have intelligence far above a normal little girl… She gave some pretty specific information about things, like types of
drug paraphernalia, that no young person ought to have knowledge about.’
Authorities carried out a search on the home and all of their discoveries – including seven marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia – were exactly where the girl said they would be.
They also allegedly found a substance that tested positive for meth at the scene, the Forum News Service reported.
Charges are still pending the results of lab analysis of the plants and chemicals found in the home.
The girl told authorities that her
parents smoked marijuana in the house every day and often had people
over to buy it from them.
Report: The girl went to the Barnesville Police Department in Minnesota and told a police officer that she didn’t like the smell of the marijuana and worried about her dog’s health
The Forum News Service reported that the parents admitted to using marijuana.
The mother claimed that it helped her symptoms of multiple sclerosis and that they sold the drug to help make ends meet.
The officers also checked two pit bulls found at the house and the animals appeared to be well. There was no evidence apart from the girl’s statement that the parents had given the animals marijuana, but there is still a possibility they could face animal abuse charges.
The girl is currently staying with her grandparents.
She had previously been taken into protective custody by Child Protection Services when the family lived in Cass County, North Dakota after her parents used marijuana in front of her.
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