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Barnesville, MN - A search warrant filed in Clay County court says a 9-year-old-girl went to the police to turn her parents in for growing and selling weed out of their shared Barnesville home.


According to court documents filed Monday in Clay County District Court, the girl arrived at the Barnesville police station June 6 and approached an officer there to tell them her parents were growing marijuana plants almost as tall as the girl, hidden in the crawlspace under their house at 104 2nd St.

The girl told police that her parents had some of the plants “Justice” and “Lily,” and that they not only smoked marijuana daily, but that they’d also had people over to buy it from them.

The girl told police the smoke from the marijuana made her sick, and that she was worried about her dog because her parents would blow the smoke into the dog’s mouth.

She also allegedly told police she had been taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services once before, when they lived in Cass County, because they had been using marijuana in front of her then.

The search warrant says several items related to a marijuana grow, plus seven immature plants, were seized from the parents’ home June 23.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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