Teen dobs in parents over cannabis

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 23:07 02/04/2013

Relevant offers

Crime

Police examine house in baby death Nelson's Red Devils case in Supreme Court for one who pleaded guilty Man who allegedly raped daughter for years denied bail School tried to contact Ashburton mum over daughter's absence Fleeing car thieves caught short on fuel Man sentenced for Blenheim Work and Income arson Woman questioned over Kirsty Bentley murder wants to change her evidence Magic mushroom chocolates for 'medical issues' Charges of $1.42 million cheque fraud for former Zip Plumbing employee Phillip John Smith was 'kidnapped' - lawyer

A North Canterbury teenager surprised police twice at the weekend - first when she phoned them to report cannabis growing in her back garden and second when she told them she believed either one or both of her parents were responsible.

A police spokesman said the 18-year-old called police on Saturday after finding two large cannabis plants "nestled amongst the shrubs" in the Woodend property.

The girl's parents were away for the Easter break and she had found the plants with visiting friends.

The spokesman said she made the decision to phone police immediately.

Police seized the plants that day.

He said the plants were about 1.5 metres tall and were "near harvest".

The spokesman applauded the girl "for her stand against drugs" in the "catch-22" situation.

"She was confronted with an ethical dilemma. So often we say the older generation are wiser than the younger. Maybe we didn't get that right."

He said the parents would be interviewed by police in coming days, and they were aware the plants had been seized.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content