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Mom gave mushrooms, marijuana to 14-year-old daughter, cops say


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A Pennsylvania mother admitted giving her teen daughter psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana throughout a “bonding experience,” authorities stated.

Brandy Lee Betz, 42, was charged with felony baby endangerment after she was reported to cops in June concerning her drug use earlier this yr together with her 14-year-old daughter, according to an affidavit obtained by the Patriot-News.

The referral indicated Betz gave the teenager “shrooms” and marijuana whereas in her Middletown residence. Dauphin County baby welfare officers performed a parallel probe and Betz confessed to smoking pot with the lady, in accordance to the affidavit.

A witness additionally instructed cops Betz went to their residence and bragged concerning the “bonding experience” she had together with her daughter, saying they’d taken mushrooms and smoked pot collectively, in accordance to the report.

Investigators met with the teenager Tuesday and he or she confirmed that Betz had given her each medication and that they took them whereas collectively, Middleton police Det. Adam Tankersley wrote within the affidavit.

Betz additionally instructed investigators she didn’t need custody of her daughter, Tankersley wrote, however then determined she now not wished to talk about the matter with cops. She was later charged with felony baby endangerment and misdemeanor corruption of minors after session with prosecutors, the Patriot-News reported.

Betz, who was arrested Tuesday, was launched from custody on $10,000 unsecured bail, courtroom information present. Her preliminary listening to is ready for Oct. 27. Attempts to attain her Wednesday have been unsuccessful and it’s unclear if she’s employed an lawyer who may communicate on her behalf.

Eighteen states, together with New Jersey and New York, and the District of Columbia have legalized small quantities of marijuana for grownup leisure use, whereas Oregon turned the primary state to decriminalize small quantities of all avenue medication together with heroin, cocaine, LSD and psilocybin – the psychedelic compound in mushrooms – in November 2020.

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