Child’s tale about growing ‘special’ plants ends in pot bust

A second-grader’s story about helping a farmer grow “special medicine” plants led to a big marijuana bust in Vermont.

Windsor Detective Jennifer Frank said in an affidavit that the 8-year-old told school officials and police that he got to help his mother’s boyfriend grow “special medicine that can cure anything at all,” The Times-Argus reported.

Frank said the boy told her that people came to the Windsor house frequently.

Steven Mann, 54, pleaded not guilty this week in a White River Junction court to a felony count of cultivating more than 25 marijuana plants.

Police said they found two “grow rooms” next to the child’s bedroom.

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