Parents arrested for allowing teen to smoke pot


SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- The parents of a 14-year-old boy are in custody after investigators discovered they had been allowing their son to smoke marijuana.

Police say they had been watching the home of 37-year-old Edwin Lee and Valerie Steward for a couple of months for drug activity.

Tuesday, April 18th a search warrant was executed. Inside the home officials say they found two ounces of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

“After entering the home investigators discovered there was a 14 year old boy there. [His parents] told investigators they regularly allowed their son to smoke marijuana,” a press release from Utah County Sheriff’s Office said.

Edwin Lee and Valerie Steward were each charged with Child Endangerment, a 3rd felony, as well as class B misdemeanor charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

There was a third adult in the home, Wesley Morse Vivian, 35. He was booked not jail on four 3rd degree charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Category II Restricted person and class B misdemeanor charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Investigators said the teen was picked up by his aunt following his parents’ arrests, but has since been released back to his parents. 

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