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SPANISH FORK, Utah — A man and woman in Utah have been arrested for allowing their 14-year-old son to smoke marijuana, police said.

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The couple was arrested Tuesday. Edwin Lee Steward and Valerie Steward, both 37, were charged with delinquency of a minor and drug charges, and are both under investigation for felony child endangerment, according to KSL.

Valerie Steward was previously convicted on drug charges in 2015.


The Stewards said they allowed their son to smoke “a joint or two at night” if he attended school and made good grades, according to police.

The parents also said that they think marijuana helped their son focus better in class.

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Law enforcement had been investigating the Stewards for drug activity for months, according to KSL.

A raid of the Steward home was conducted Tuesday, and marijuana, paraphernalia and weapons were found, according to authorities.

Police found about two ounces of marijuana in the home.

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