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Couple not charged for pot in baby's room

November 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A Tustin couple arrested after marijuana was found in a baby's bedroom is not being charged in connection with the drugs, at least not yet.The Orange County District Attorney's Office has asked police to investigate further.

Tina Turrieta, 29, and 26-year old Stephen Casino were booked on suspicion of child endangerment last Thursday and have since been released.

Officers found about 20 marijuana plants growing in the bedroom of Turrieta's one-year old daughter. The apartment is part of the Segovias complex on Tustin Village Way.

Both Turrieta and Casino claim the marijuana was for medical use and approved by a doctor.

That claim has not been verified by authorities.

CNS contributed to this report.


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