CADILLAC, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – A woman from northern Michigan faces child abuse and other charges after authorities say she gave her 10- and 12-year-old sons marijuana for medical reasons.
The 31-year-old woman from the Wexford County village of Mesick had a pretrial conference Tuesday in 84th District Court in Cadillac. A next court date wasn’t set. She’s charged with delivery/manufacture of marijuana, as well as two counts of third-degree child abuse.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The woman isn’t being named to avoid identifying the children.
Wexford County Prosecutor Anthony Badovinac told the Cadillac News that the woman gave the 10-year-old marijuana to help with emotional issues and the 12-year-old marijuana to treat ADHD. The woman apparently indicated she would rather have a child use marijuana than pills that were prescribed.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Badovinac said police became involved after the woman told a Child Protective Services worker that she gave marijuana to the children. The drug charge is punishable by up to 4 years in prison and the child-abuse charge carries up to 2 years in prison or 5 years of probation.
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