Ten Modesto children were taken into the custody of Child Protective Services after one of them showed up at school smelling of marijuana on Monday, authorities said.
An administrator at an undisclosed school requested a security check at the 12-year-old girl’s home on Panama Drive in west Modesto, said Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear.
When officers arrived they found a large marijuana processing operation with hundreds of pounds of marijuana and 10 children, ranging in age from 2 months to 17 years old.
Child Protective Services was called to the home to take custody of the children and the Stanislaus County Drug Enforcement Agency seized the marijuana and assisted with the investigation.
By Regina Freitas