Lindsay man pushes teen daughter to sell drugs

Photo evidence of a vape pen that a 13-year-old girl was trying to sell at an elementary school in Woodville.(Tulare County Sheriff’s Office)

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office arrests father for encouraging 13-year-old daughter to sell cannabis vape pens at Woodville elementary school

LINDSAY – A man was charged with child endangerment after providing his 13-year-old daughter with marijuana vape pens, and even worse, for encouraging her to sell them at school.

On April 29, deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office were called to an elementary school in Woodville for a report that a 13-year-old girl was trying to sell marijuana and vape pens on the school campus.

As the investigation progressed, detectives learned the girl had gotten the marijuana and vape pens from her dad, who encouraged her to sell them at school.

Investigators were called to take over the investigation and served a warrant in the 25000 Block of Road 216 in Lindsay. The girl’s dad, Juan Ortiz, 35, of Lindsay, was taken into custody without incident and charged with child endangerment and providing marijuana and vape pens to a minor.

The Sun-Gazette reached out to Woodville Unified School District for further inquiries, but did not hear back as of press time.

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