A husband and wife were busted for growing marijuana in their home when their teenage son called the cops on them, authorities said.
The couple – Caren Shanfield, 45, and Francis Joseph Medvedik, 49 – was arraigned last week, and face charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.
They have five children, all between the ages of 10 and 17.
It was their 15-year-old who phoned authorities to alert them to the drugs, court documents showed.
When police came to the house, the teen guided them into the basement which housed the marijuana, authorities said.
The couple’s attorneys insist the two grew the pot for personal use, nothing more.
“I don’t believe there’s any evidence whatsoever anywhere of any type of business or selling or sharing with others,” Shanfield’s lawyer Louis Busico told NBC 10 News.
“They’re being painted as pot parents,” Claire Kelly, the couple’s neighbor, told the local news station. “They are not.”
Shanfield and Medvedik, who work as a chiropractor and a software engineer, respectively, have no prior criminal record and were released on $100,000 bail. They are expected back in court June 8.
Clearly they didn’t teach that child no one likes a snitch…