A 16-year-old Pine Township boy is facing delinquency charges of possession
of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after his mother reported
finding both in their home, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
According to police, at 8:36 p.m. Friday a resident of the 300 block of Old
Chicago Road called 911 after finding a small plastic baggy of marijuana and
a smoking device on the living room table. She confiscated both, then later
in the day argued with her son about the items, in the end handing them over
to him, she advised.
The woman then called the PCSP and advised that “she really wanted her son
placed in jail and that he had just recently got off probation,” police
Officers made contact with the boy, who admitted that he had placed the
items, located in a backpack, near the roadway to conceal it from the
officers, police said. The backpack was subsequently recovered and 3. 5
grams of marijuana seized.
The officers left the boy in the custody of his parents and the report would
be forwarded to the Juvenile Probation Department, police said.