A mother and son duo was arrested in Iowa after the 10-year-old attempted to sell his mom’s weed stash to his classmates.
A plan is unhatched
This past Monday, a 10-year-old boy, and his mother were both arrested on cannabis-related charges after the boy found his mom’s weed stash and tried to sell it to classmates.
According to a local news outlet, the boy discovered the stash at his home in Red Oak, Iowa. After he confiscated his mom’s stash, he then decided to take the weed to school, which is where his business plan failed.
While his plan was doomed to fail, the young entrepreneur found trouble when he tried to sell it to a classmate, who promptly reported it to school administration and local law enforcement were call in. When the cops arrived at the elementary school, they interviewed the boy, which led them to
When the cops arrived at the elementary school, they interviewed the boy, which led them to obtaining a warrant to search the boy’s home. As a result of the search warrant, the boy’s mother, 34-year-old Erin Elizabeth Bartltes, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance – specifically, cannabis. It is reported that Bartles is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.
It wasn’t just the mother who was arrested, though, as officers also booked the 10-year-old on the same charges. Although there is no word on his current status, authorities have said that the boy’s case would go through juvenile court. The possession of cannabis is a misdemeanor in Iowa, but first offenses are punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.