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9-year old turns in her parents for dealing drugs

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April V. Taylor

NewsOne is reporting that according to documents filed in Clay County District Court, a 9-year-old Barnesville, Minnesota girl walked into a local police station and informed authorities that her parents were growing, smoking, and selling marijuana at the home she lived in with them.  The girl, who is in fourth grade, reportedly also told authorities that her parents were growing the plants, referred to as “Justice” and “Lily” underneath the house and that when her parents smoked marijuana, the smoke would travel throughout the house and make her sick.  The girl was also worried that the marijuana smoke might possibly hurt her dog.

Barnesville Police Officer Ryan Beattie made a statement to the Star Tribune about the girl stating, “She was a very brave, very smart, very articulate little girl.  It was almost like interviewing an adult.  She appeared to have intelligence far above a normal little girl…(and) she gave some pretty specific information about things, like types of drug paraphernalia, that  no young person ought to have knowledge about.”  Authorities have not released the girl’s name due to the fact that she is a minor.

Upon filing a search warrant in Clay County court, police found seven marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, and a substance that turned out the be narcotic meth when it was field tested.  The child has been removed from the home and is not living with her grandparents while Child Protective Services investigates the girls claims.  According to her, she had previously been removed from her parents care by Child Protective Services when the family lived in Cass County, North Dakota due to the parents using marijuana in front of her.  Charges against the parents are still pending while laboratory testing of the evidence is completed.