ROSWELL, N.M. – A New Mexico woman is facing child abuse charges after authorities say she forced her 13-year-old son to smoke vape pens containing THC.
KOB-TV reports Candace Lindeman was arrested last week after reports about child abuse.
Lindeman’s son told investigators his mother physically abused him and made him smoke vape pens containing 90% THC, and grounded him for weeks if he refused. THC is the chemical in marijuana that makes users feel high.
In previous months, Lindeman’s son told investigators his mother almost hit him with her car while he was walking to school before she crashed into a fence nearby because of speed.
Lindeman, 29, of Roswell, New Mexico, faces four counts of child abuse. Lindeman’s preliminary hearing will be held Feb. 26 at Chaves County Magistrate court. She has been released on bond.
It was not known if she had an attorney.