Police: 2nd grader’s farm story led to pot operation bust

FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a second-grader’s story about helping a farmer grow “special medicine” plants led to the bust of an indoor marijuana growing operation in Vermont.

The Times-Argus reports Windsor police detective Jennifer Frank said in an affidavit that the 8-year-old son of 54-year-old Steven Mann’s girlfriend told school officials and Frank that he got to help Mann grow “special medicine that can cure anything at all.”

Mann pleaded innocent this week in a White River Junction court to a felony count of cultivating more than 25 marijuana plants.

Frank says the boy had described what sounded like marijuana plants and told her that people came to the house frequently.

Police say they found two “grow rooms” next to the child’s bedroom and seized other drug-related items.

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Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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