Mom charged with giving edibles to teenage daughter

Las Cruces News
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Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a mother accused of giving her 13-year-old daughter edibles and sending her to school. 

Sylvia A. Rubio, 38, is charged with two counts of Child Abuse, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of distribution of marijuana to a minor. 

According to investigators, they were tipped off when the 13-year-old girl arrived to school last November with marijuana and the chocolate edibles. The principal of the school was notified and contacted Child Protective Services.

Rubio was interviewed by investigators, and allegedly admitted to giving the girl THC “gummies” in April 2017 as a way to ease her anxiety. She also advised investigators that she holds a medical marijuana card and a personal production license.

Rubio said a homeopathic doctor told her that giving the teen medical marijuana would help with her anxiety. 

During the investigation, she denied giving her daughter edible chocolate, but admitted that she leaves the bathroom cabinet where the items are kept unlocked. 

A drug test determined the girl had THC in her system. 

Rubio was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center where she is currently being held without bond.

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