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Help Grow Pot
October 29, 2008 permalink
The latest job for foster kids is helping on the marijuana farm. Police in Portland Oregon have arrested a foster mother for running a marijuana grow-op in her home. Police returned a nine-year-old foster boy to CPS. The eleven-year-old foster boy who lived in the room where marijuana was drying was not found. Maybe he was on a trip.
Foster Mom Accused Of Selling Marijuana
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Detectives found a marijuana-growing operation at a children's foster care home Monday, Multnomah County authorities said.
Sheriff's deputies received a tip about drug activity at the home, located in the 3600 Southeast 122nd Avenue. Detectives said they could smell a strong odor while standing on the sidewalk outside the home when they showed up Monday afternoon.
Deputies said 11 pounds of marijuana was found in a child's upstairs bedroom. The marijuana was drying on clotheslines strung about the room, according to the sheriff's office.
A 13-year-old boy who sleeps in the room wasn't home at the time of the raid and hasn't been found, deputies said.
A 9-year-old boy, whose bedroom was next to the marijuana drying room, was turned over to child protective services, deputies said. A 2-year-old girl also left the scene with her mother.
Detectives said charges pending against Sherry Feightner, the foster care provider, include child neglect, endangering the welfare of a minor, manufacturing a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.
Her son, 28-year-old Michael Chastain, was also arrested on a violation of federal pre-trial release supervision program.