Kansas Seized Boy, Arrested Mother For Defense Of Medical Marijauna
The boy was taken from his home and the mother arrested because the young man defended the use of medical marijuana during a drug education program at his school.
A hearing is scheduled for Monday in Finney County. The case involves an 11-year-old boy taken into protective custody on March 24 by the Department of Children and Families and Garden City Police Department.
The Garden City Telegram reports police responded to a call concerning the welfare of the boy, the son of 37-year-old Shona Banda.
The boy said some things during a drug education program conducted by the school that concerned some of the teachers and counselor, according to the Telegram.
Officers went to Banda’s home and found marijuana in plant, oil, joint, gel and capsule form and drug paraphernalia were found, according to a search warrant. Banda was arrested, and her son was taken into protective custody.
On March 27, after an emergency custody hearing, the boy was placed into the custody of his father, who is separated from Banda. The boy was taken back into police protective custody Thursday until the hearing. No criminal charges have been filed.
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