FARMINGTON (WCCO) — A 34-year-old Farmington man has been accused of teaching a juvenile how to grow and sell marijuana, which he produced inside his home.

Craig Martin Gisch was charged with one felony count of second-degree controlled substance crime, one gross misdemeanor count of child endangerment and another gross misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to the criminal complaint, on May 6, 2011, police were dispatched to Glisch’s house on the report of an unresponsive woman, who was pronounced dead on the scene. While searching the residence for children, a marijuana growing operation was discovered.

After obtaining two separate search warrants, police ultimately ended up finding over 2 pounds of marijuana, the complaint said.

Police say Gisch employed a juvenile and instructed him or her in the growing and selling of marijuana, telling the minor it was necessary for him or her to learn and participate in the cultivation of the plants and to understand how the business worked. The juvenile was instructed in the trimming, watering and repotting of the plants, the complaint said.

If convicted of all charges, Gisch could be sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.

Comments (8)
  1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    If marijuana is legalized does the ‘delinquency of a minor’ charge go away?

  2. Mr. Always Right says:

    will the minor be charged?

  3. Stan says:

    Lucky juvenile, had a teacher that actually taught something… Community Gardens 2012.

  4. Tellin' it like is iz says:

    Yet Amy Senser will do less than 4 years for killing someone then running from the problem she created. That seems about par for the course around this State…

  5. Dan says:

    Wow, you think this is the first case of a youth selling pot? There are thousands of kids out there selling pot, and many other drugs in our middle, and high schools, neighborhoods and to adults.

    Yes it is hard to believe, but I hve known of many who have over the years, none do anymore, but it is a big problem that people just don’t want to deal with.

    1. Mike says:

      Dan, your argument is circular and specious. On one hand you claim many kids sell pot. On the other your claim you knew many who did, but don’t anymore. Than you claim it is a big problem! What problem? They did, now they don’t and moved on in life. The only problem I see is when ridiculous laws get in the way and destroy someones life for no good reason at all……………

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