A Murfreesboro father is in trouble after his own son turned him in for growing marijuana. Police went to the family home after the 15-year-old called to report allegations of physical abuse. When officers arrived the teen handed them a marijuana plant growing in a small flower pot. Inside the home, police found several plants in two illegal grow operations and arrested the father.
“The juvenile went inside and came out with a marijuana plant that was part of a grow operation inside the house,” said Kyle Evans with Murfreesboro Police.
In an exclusive interview the teen’s father told NewsChannel 5: “I could not believe my son would turn against his father like that.” The father denied physically abusing his son and said the teen and his three siblings were never exposed to the marijuana. The father said he grew the drug to use himself for pain from severe burns he suffered years ago.
Police did not find any evidence of physical child abuse. However, the father does face felony drug charges. In addition to the marijuana plants and grow lights, Murfreesboro police also confiscated scales and supply of processed marijuana from the home. There’s no indication the suspect was growing the marijuana to sell.
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