Pot plants allegedly found in Pinebrook
July 15, 2006
A Pinebrook woman found two marijuana plants growing near a window inside her house on July 2 at 1:15 p.m., authorities say.
"We were contacted by a parent stating that she believed that she had found what she thought was marijuana growing in her son’s room," Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth said.
The plants tested positive as marijuana but no other illegal drugs were found inside the home, he added.
"They determined that the [boy] had gone out onto the Internet and received instructions on how to grow marijuana," Farnsworth said. "He was learning how to grow marijuana."
The 16-year-old boy, who was referred to Utah Juvenile Court on a marijuana cultivation charge, claimed he was holding the plants for a friend, Farnsworth said, adding that deputies found marijuana seeds inside the home.
"There weren’t any indoor grow lights," he said. "This is a good example of how parents should always take the time to know what their kids are up to."
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