LAKE WYLIE A Lake Wylie mother is behind bars, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after deputies say she paid for and planned to smoke pot with her teenage daughter last week.
By Monday morning, bond hadnt been set for 36-year-old Jennifer Romero, who according to a York County Sheriffs report bought pot with her 14-year-old daughter and her sons girlfriend at the tennis courts near Elizabeth Valley Lane.
On Sunday, the girls father called police, claiming Romero allowed their daughter to smoke the drug, the report states. Romero told deputies that she never bought the pot, although her sons girlfriend said she overheard Romero and the girl talk about buying marijuana to bake into a pan of brownies to experience getting high last Thursday.
The girlfriend said she thought they were joking and said that smoking pot in the house would leave behind a lingering smell, the report states.
According to the report, Romero, her daughter and her sons girlfriend drove to McDowell Park in Charlotte after buying the pot with plans to smoke it. The girlfriend said Romero paid $10 for the marijuana.
The teenage girl told police that shes been facing peer pressure at school and spoke with her mother about it, the report states. According to the girl, Romero knew her daughter was going to try the pot and preferred that the girl smoked it with her so she wouldnt be unsupervised.
Romero confirmed her daughters story. She was arrested because she took her daughter with her to buy the drug with the intentions of providing it to her at a later time, the report states.
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