Parents give children marijuana as 'bargaining tool for good grades and chores'

The daughters, aged 13 and 14, are also alleged to have snorted cocaine with their father in his truck

Two parents from Florida allegedly used marijuana as a “bargaining tool” with their daughters, who also allegedly snorted cocaine in their father’s truck.

Joey and Chad Mudd were charged with multiple child abuse counts for providing marijuana to their 13- and 14-year-old daughters in the family home in Largo, Florida.

Joey Mudd, 34, admitted to smoking the drug with her children on five occasions and described the use “as a form of a bargaining tool” for achieving good school grades and doing household chores, The Smoking Gun reported.

She was released from the Pinellas County Jail early yesterday morning after posting a $5,000 bond and ordered to have no contact with her children, who are in the care of a relative.

Chad Mudd, 36, has also been charged with providing the girls with cocaine, which he allegedly snorted with them in his truck.

Mr Mudd, a restaurant worker, remains jailed on six counts of child abuse and was also charged with cocaine possession.

Joey Mudd was employed in a paediatric care, and the couple’s youngest daughter is in pre-school.

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