Central California

Authorities: Teen sold weed from her bedroom, with her parents as suppliers

A teenage girl who sold marijuana out of her bedroom was using her gun-toting parents as her suppliers, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Friday, deputies served a search warrant on the home of Jose Reyes Martinez, 44, and his wife in Delhi, Calif., where they found 80 pounds of packaged marijuana and a dozen large plants along with two firearms, officials said on Facebook.

The packaged weed was found in the master bedroom closet alongside a loaded AK-47, deputies said. A makeshift greenhouse in the backyard held a dozen large plants, authorities said.

“During the investigation deputies learned the 15-year-old daughter was given marijuana from her mother to use and sell from her bedroom,” the sheriff’s office said. “Deputies located packaged marijuana for sale, marijuana edibles and other items associated with the sales and use of marijuana belonging to the daughter.”

The daughter and a second child were placed in protective custody with the county, officials said.

Martinez was booked Saturday on suspicion of three felonies — keeping a controlled substance; possession of an assault weapon; and assault of a child resulting in great bodily harm — and three misdemeanors: possession of a large capacity magazine; possession of marijuana for sale; and cultivating marijuana. He is being held on $591,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday.

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