NEW PORT RICHEY — A mother found a stash of guns, collectable coins, jewelry and marijuana in her 14-year-old son's room and turned him in to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
The eight firearms, coins and jewelry were worth $10,000 and had been stolen last week during a burglary in New Port Richey, a sheriff's report states. The marijuana belonged to the teen, who lives on Otter Creek Drive and is an 8th grade student at Renaissance Academy in New Port Richey, the Sheriff's Office said.
When the teen was arrested Monday, deputies found two bags of marijuana in his pockets, weighing a total of six grams, a report states. The boy, whom the Times is not naming due to his age, was charged with armed residential burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into juvenile custody.