Haredi Woman Arrested For Marijuana Farming, Child Neglect
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A haredi man in Beit Shemesh recently went to a local police station asking for help, Yeshiva World reported. He said his wife had locked him out of his apartment because he had confronted her about her marijuana usage. The man reportedly told police he feared for the safety of his three children, aged 9 to 14, who were locked inside the apartment with his wife.
Police went to the family’s apartment but the man’s wife refused them entry, causing police to call in the fire department to open the door.
When the door was finally opened police found the apartment neglected and filthy. One of the rooms was an active marijuana farm with 33 live marijuana plants.
The woman was arrested and later remanded into custody and her children were taken by social services.
“This is an important arrest, leading to a drug lab, in addition to the fact her small children were exposed to this. Growing the drugs in a home with small children while the home is dirty and neglected is most serious. The police arrived at the apartment to rescue the children,” Beit Shemesh Chief Shlomi Toledano reportedly said.