CA: Police find missing child alongside 6,674 pounds of cannabis

Source: SFGate

“A child was found early Tuesday morning at an illegal marijuana farm on her parents’ property, several hours after the child’s mother reported her missing, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Thursday. The woman reported the 3-year-old girl missing from the family home …. The girl was found a little after 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning, under a tarp that was being used to cover hundreds of unlicensed marijuana plants, the release said. The child ‘required immediate medical attention’ from exposure to the cold, according to the release. She was turned over to Butte County Children’s Services after being treated at a local hospital. Her parents, ages 35 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment and booked into Butte County Jail, the release said.” (05/12/24)