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Couple May Lose Son Over Weed Plants

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A Wildomar couple may lose custody of their son if they are found guilty of growing marijuana illegally, reports KCBS. William Bunn, 36, and Mary Bunn, 28, were originally arrested in 2008, after investigators found 79 marijuana plants on their property, along with growing paraphernalia, a handgun and a shotgun. Their son was 22 months old at the time.

A hearing in the case began today in Palm Springs, and the couple could face up to seven years in prison each if found guilty.

According to KCBS, the couple alleges that the marijuana was for medical purposes:

During the trial, the defense maintained the pot plants actually belonged to Chris Yap, president of the Human Kindness Center, a marijuana cooperative based in Temecula.