A Pennsylvania mother admitted giving her teen daughter psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana throughout a “bonding expertise,” authorities stated.
Brandy Lee Betz, 42, was charged with felony little one endangerment after she was reported to cops in June concerning her drug use earlier this yr along with her 14-year-old daughter, based on an affidavit obtained by the Patriot-Information.
The referral indicated Betz gave the teenager “shrooms” and marijuana whereas in her Middletown house. Dauphin County little one welfare officers performed a parallel probe and Betz confessed to smoking pot with the woman, based on the affidavit.
A witness additionally advised cops Betz went to their house and bragged concerning the “bonding expertise” she had along with her daughter, saying that they had taken mushrooms and smoked pot collectively, based on the report.
Investigators met with the teenager Tuesday and she or he confirmed that Betz had given her each medicine and that they took them whereas collectively, Middleton police Detective Adam Tankersley wrote within the affidavit.
Betz additionally advised investigators she didn’t need custody of her daughter, Tankersley wrote, however then determined she now not needed to debate the matter with cops. She was later charged with felony little one endangerment and misdemeanor corruption of minors after session with prosecutors, the Patriot-Information reported.
Betz, who was arrested Tuesday, was launched from custody on $10,000 unsecured bail, courtroom data present. Her preliminary listening to is about for Oct. 27. Makes an attempt to succeed in her Wednesday had been unsuccessful and it’s unclear if she’s employed an legal professional who may converse 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 road medicine together with heroin, cocaine, LSD and psilocybin — the psychedelic compound in mushrooms — in November 2020.