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A Ukiah, California woman who was allegedly paying her teenage son to harvest marijuana instead of attending school was busted Tuesday, according to police.
Dena Price, 46, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and possessing it for sale, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing marijuana to a minor and child endangerment, reports Glenda Anderson at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Price was also cited for violating Ukiah’s city ordinance against outdoor marijuana growing, according to the Ukiah Police Department.
Police were called to the residence on the 1300 block of Yokayo Drive at 1:20 p.m. after someone spotted and reported seven-foot marijuana plants sticking over the fence, reports The Ukiah Daily Journal.
The cops found 15 plants outdoors and about 11 pounds of trimmed and dried cannabis in the garage, police claimed.
The cops also claimed they discovered Price’s 15-year-old son and a 21-year-old woman trimming the marijuana. The son said he and the woman were being paid for the work, police claimed.
Price’s son said he had stayed home sick from school, and was allowed to use marijuana from the grow, police claimed.
Child Protective Services was called to the scene.