Boy, 11, Reports Mom to Police for Marijuana Use

November 16, 2011 - 9:15 AM
Netherlands Marijuana

FILE - In this June 24, 2008 file photo a regular user of soft drugs demonstrates how to roll a joint with tobacco and marijuana in a coffee shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch government plans to reclassify high-potency marijuana alongside other highly illegal drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy. The move announced by Economic Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, means that most of the cannabis currently sold in the weed cafes will have to be replaced by milder variants. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Hastings, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old Minnesota boy who says he was fed up with his mom and stepfather filling their home with marijuana smoke took photos of the drugs and sent them to police, leading to their arrest.

Drug agents served a search warrant on their home in Ravenna Township near Hastings, last month and arrested Heidi Siebenaler, a Dakota County probation supervisor, and her husband, Mark Siebenaler. Both face charges in the case.

A criminal complaint says the boy told investigators he had complained numerous times to his mother about the marijuana smell. He finally took the matter to his biological father who told him to take pictures of the marijuana. The father then forwarded the photos to authorities.

Heidi Siebenaler tells KMSP-TV (http://bit.ly/u81Buf ) that her husband smokes marijuana for medicinal purposes.