Two People arrested for using Teen Girl in Marijuana Trade

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on August 19, 2018.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office took two people into custody and placed a 15-year-old girl and another juvenile into the Child protective services (CPS) custody after finding 12 large marijuana plants in their backyard, that were in a makeshift green house.

According to a news release issued by the deputies, they conducted a search warrant at a home in the 15000 block of Roseann Court in Delhi Friday and confiscated and eradicated large marijuana plants, packaged marijuana, marijuana edibles a loaded AK-47 firearm and other items Friday.

Delhi residents Jose Reyes Martinez, 44, and Norma Angelica Alvarez, 44, were also arrested during the search.

While interrogating the duo, the authorities also learned that a 15-year-old daughter in the home was given marijuana by her mother to use and sell from the teen’s bedroom.

Packaged marijuana for sale, marijuana edibles and other items associated with illegal sale and use of marijuana.

Jail records revealed that Martinez was booked into Merced County Jail on suspicion of marijuana crimes, possessing an assault weapon and assault on a child with a $591,000 bond, while Alvarez was booked into Merced County Jail on suspicion of marijuana crimes and child endangerment with a $151,000 bond.

Apart from raid on the Delhi home, the deputies also carried out searches at seven other locations throughout Merced County Friday, and located a total of 180 pounds of processed marijuana, 348 plants and four firearms.

As many as 77 firearms connected to marijuana investigations from 125 locations have been confiscated by the deputies over the last 10 months.

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