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Minnesota mayor and son charged with illegally growing hundreds of marijuana plants

WINNEBAGO, Minn. — Charges filed Friday, Feb. 9 allege Winnebago’s mayor and his son had an illegal cannabis growing operation in the southern Minnesota city.

Mayor Scott Robertson, 67, and Jacob Robertson, 46, face two felonies related to unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants and two felonies related to aiding and abetting and conspiracy in Faribault County District Court.

A criminal complaint filed against them Friday states that investigators reported finding 240 cannabis plants growing at Winnebago properties owned by the Robertsons. Under last year’s new state law legalizing recreational use of cannabis, Minnesota allows up to eight plants to be legally grown at home, as long as no more than four are mature.


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