Lindsay man arrested for giving daughter marijuana to sell at school

The 13-year-old girl was encouraged by her father to sell marijuana and vape pens to other students.

A father in Lindsay was arrested for giving his 13-year-old daughter marijuana and vape pens to sell at school. 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest on Tuesday. 


Driving the news: Sheriff’s deputies were called to an elementary school in Woodville because of a report that a 13-year-old girl was trying to sell marijuana and vape pens on campus. 

  • Deputies learned that the girl had received the drug paraphernalia from her father, who had encouraged her to sell them at school. 

The big picture: Investigators served a warrant in the 25000 block of Road 216 in Lindsay and took the girl’s father, Juan Ortiz, into custody. 

  • Ortiz, 35, was charged with child endangerment and providing marijuana and vape pens to a minor. 
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