Mother and Father arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana with child
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A mother and father in Lowndes County are facing charges for allegedly smoking marijuana with their underage child.
Juan and Daisy Ortega are charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
They were reportedly spotted by narcotics units smoking marijuana in a parked vehicle.
Investigators say one of the parents passed what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette to a 17-year-old sitting in the backseat. He was identified as the couple’s son.
Juan Ortega reportedly provided a medical marijuana card to prove he could legally possess marijuana.
Investigators say that proof does not allow him to smoke marijuana in a public place or give it to anyone else.
Juan Ortega is charged is also facing felony charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
The Ortega’s 17-year-old child is charged with Delinquent Act of Possessing Marijuana.