15-year-old girl busted for 'dealing marijuana out of her bedroom' while her mother supervised the whole operation

The 15-year-old was given marijuana from her mother to use and sell from her bedroom. Police also seized more items related to the use of marijuana from the teen's room.


                            15-year-old girl busted for 'dealing marijuana out of her bedroom' while her mother supervised the whole operation

A mother has been detained after officers found an AK-47 and more than 80lbs of cannabis at her California home. It has been reported that Norma Angelica Alvarez, 44, even encouraged her 15-year-old daughter to sell drugs. Norma was arrested along with Jose Reyes Martinez, 44, after Merced County Sheriff's deputies served a marijuana cultivation search warrant at their home in California on Friday (August 17). Upon searching the authorities found that she had hidden a loaded gun and packets of weed in the master bedroom closet of the home. It is unclear if Jose lived with Norma or what is their relationship. However, the police said that Norma encouraged her daughter, 15, to sell drugs.

Norma Angelica Alvarez and Jose Reyes Martinez (Merced County Sheriff's Office)
Norma Angelica Alvarez and Jose Reyes Martinez (Merced County Sheriff's Office)

"During the investigation, deputies learned the 15-year-old was given marijuana from her mother to use and sell from her bedroom," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement, as reported by Daily Mail. Authorities seized many other items from the house. Among the things that were taken, police also found a poster which reportedly came from the daughter's room. "It's the law. You must be 15 years of age or older to purchase weed. No coming in!! Knock!" read the poster. 

The deputies stated that from the teenager's room, more suspicious items were found. The authorities stated that they found more weed for sale, scales, lighters, grinders, edibles, and wraps associated with the use of cannabis. The police also took 12 large marijuana plants, taken from the backyard in what appeared to be a greenhouse. 

Police seized a number of things (Merced County Sheriff's Office)
Police seized a number of things (Merced County Sheriff's Office)

The teen and another minor were placed in CPS custody. Jose was charged with marijuana crimes, possessing an assault weapon and assault on a child. He was booked into the Merced County Jail on a $591,000 bond. Meanwhile, Norma was charged with suspicion of marijuana crimes and child endangerment. She was placed in the Merced County Jail and booked on a $151,000 bond. 

"Today deputies eradicated marijuana from eight locations throughout Merced County totaling 180 pounds of processed marijuana, 348 plants, and 4 firearms," the Sheriff office said in a Saturday post. Deputies have confiscated 77 firearms during marijuana investigations from 125 locations over the last 10 months." In the United States, the use and possession of cannabis are illegal under federal law for any purpose. 

In the US, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I substance, which determines that cannabis has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Thus, it even prohibits its medical use in the country.  At the state level, however, policies regarding the medical and recreational use of cannabis vary greatly, and in many states conflict significantly with federal law. The medical use of cannabis is legal (with a doctor's recommendation) in 31 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico.