A man and woman in Utah have been arrested for allowing their 14-year-old son to smoke marijuana, police said.
The couple was arrested Tuesday. Edwin Lee Steward and Valerie Steward, both 37, were charged with delinquency of a minor and drug charges, and are both under investigation for felony child endangerment, according to KSL. Valerie Steward was previously convicted on drug charges in 2015.
The Stewards said they allowed their son to smoke "a joint or two at night" if he attended school and made good grades, according to police. The parents also said that they think marijuana helped their son focus better in class.
Law enforcement had been investigating the Stewards for drug activity for months, according to KSL. A raid of the Steward home was conducted Tuesday, and marijuana, paraphernalia and weapons were found, according to authorities.
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.