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Parents accused of giving pot to child get short jail time

ST. PAUL — A Minnesota couple accused of giving marijuana to their infant have been sentenced to short jail times.

Richard Martin and Molly Martin, both 32, were ordered to serve 41 and 11 days in jail respectively.

A criminal complaint against the couple says police in February found seven marijuana plants growing in their St. Paul basement, along with paraphernalia, scales, dried marijuana and marijuana wax. According to a criminal complaint, Richard Martin told police his 1-year-old baby smoked marijuana and he would rather give his baby the drug than Tylenol.

Richard Martin pleaded guilty to fifth-degree drug sale in October and was sentenced earlier this month to spend 41 days in jail, starting after Christmas.

Molly Martin received her 11-day jail term in November after she pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

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