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Two people have been arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in a Bismarck home where police say children had access to the drug and were exposed to illegal drug activity.

Elvia Ramos, 32, and Cesar Navarro, 27, of Bismarck, were arrested Monday after a search warrant was executed at a North Second Street residence, according to an affidavit. Police say they found mature marijuana plants, grow lights, pots and soils in a basement room near the bedrooms of two of the three children who live in the home.

Ramos and Navarro made their initial court appearances on Tuesday. They are charged with felony drug manufacturing and child neglect, and also face misdemeanor drug and paraphernalia counts. Both are being held in the Burleigh Morton Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bail. Court documents do not list attorneys for them.

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Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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