NORCO (CBS) — A Norco family faces charges of cultivating marijuana at their Norco home.

Mark Brian Skelly, 41, and his 39-year-old wife, Susan, and their son Justin Mark Skelly, 22, were arrested about 7:30 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, possession of controlled substances and child endangerment, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Rowan said.

Justin Skelly also faces a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun.

A 13-year-old child was removed from the suspects’ house in the 600 block of Seventh Street and is now in the care of Child Protective Services, according to the sheriff’s department.

Rowan said deputies were conducting a probation compliance check at the residence when they discovered about 200 cannabis plants.

A small amount of methamphetamine, controlled pharmaceutical drugs, several firearms and paraphernalia consistent with the use and sales of controlled substances were also found, Rowan said.

All three suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Mark and Susan Skelly were held on $52,500 bail and Justin Skelly was held on $50,000 bail.

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Comments (5)
  1. Mitchelle says:

    I hope the kid can bail himself out. Otherwise he should sit and rot like his parents.

    1. SWATK9 says:

      It’s not the kids fault he has bad parents. Unfortunately, he will probably follow in their footsteps due to the example they set.

  2. patti says:

    sad for the 13 year old. People, you can only grow a few plants if you do not have a minor living in your home. And never if you are a fellon….. so sad the kid in in cps hands now…..

  3. citizen says:

    Patti as long as you have a doctor note you can grow up to 12 mature plants
    or 6 imature plants. 200 is way too many.

  4. Mrviking says:

    The American Dream at it’s best…. Robert Young from “Father knows best would be proud of this family….

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