A woman from New Mexico was recently arrested and formally charged with child abuse and marijuana distribution after the authorities learned that she gave pot brownies to her 13-year-old daughter. The woman admitted to giving her daughter THC gummies but denied supplying the brownies.
School Student Caught with Pot Brownies
According to a Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesperson, on Tuesday, Sylvia Rubio, a 38-year-old woman from New Mexico, was arrested and brought up on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and marijuana distribution.
The woman’s arrest stemmed from an incident that took place at school back in November. After realizing that one of the students was sharing marijuana-laced sweets among students, the school’s principal decided to call the authorities.
Their investigation led them to the doorstep of Sylvia Rubio. Upon questioning her about the incident, the woman admitted having given her daughter gummy bears with THC back in April. However, she pointed out that she only uses the marijuana for medicinal purposes, giving the ‘medicine’ two daughters in tiny amounts in order to treat her anxiety.
Rubio added that she has a personal license and a permit for marijuana. However, when she was confronted with the pot brownies found on her daughter, Rubio denied ever giving her the sweets.
A close investigation of Rubio’s house revealed that the pot brownies were stored inside an unlocked cabinet which could have been easily accessed by the 13-year-old girl.
The girl was later taken to the hospital where she tested positive for THC. Rubio was arrested and charged with endangering a child’s welfare, distributing marijuana, and for acts contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
At this point, it’s uncertain whether the woman hired an attorney to represent her in court. The girl was placed in protective custody pending the outcome of her mother’s trial.
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