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Parents Accused of Giving Kids Pot to Smoke

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A Broken Arrow couple was arrested earlier this week on allegations that they distributed marijuana and allowed their children to smoke the drug with their friends.

Broken Arrow Police placed Troy Thompson and Billie Thompson under arrest late Wednesday evening on complaints that they maintained a house where drugs were sold and contributed to the delinquency of minor, according to a police report. Both were taken into custody at their home in the 4300 block of S. Birch Ave.

According to the booking report, detectives with the Street Crimes Unit responded to the residence and made contact with the Thompsons. At the house were three juvenile children ages 12, 14 and 17-years-old.

"During a search of the residence detectives located about 213.5 gross grams of marijuana as well as baggies of marijuana prepared for distribution. Digital scales used to weight the marijuana for distribution [were located] in the garage which has been turned into a room for the children," the report read.

Detectives said they found the 17-year-old son to be in possession of about 3.6 gross grams of a white powdery substance when he returned home. He told officers that he routinely sells and smokes marijuana in the garage, according to the booking report.

Additionally he told officers that he sells about 1-2 pounds of marijuana each week. When they questioned him about the white powdery substance he told them it was MDMA he had just purchased prior to his return back home.

During the rest of the investigation officers found marijuana smoking pipes and cigarette lighters in the pants pocket of the 14-year-old daughter. Billie Thompson also told the officers that she was aware that her children smoked marijuana in the garage with their friends, according to the police report.

"She further stated this behavior has been going on since at least January of this year," the report read.

Each are being held on $5,500 bond. They are due in court next week.

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