Attention parents: Keep an eye on your milkshakes, lest your teen drugs you like what happened to the parents of a teenager in Rocklin, California.
The unnamed mom and dad thought it was a little unusual that their daughter offered to buy them milkshakes. But they wanted to encourage what seemed like generous behavior, so they asked for chocolate and vanilla shakes.
But the shakes tasted funny, and when mom and dad woke up the next day, they felt funny too. A drug test confirmed their suspicions, but it raised new questions about their child.
When the parents confronted their daughter, she allegedly admitted to spiking their shakes with prescription sleeping pills.
As a reason for her behavior, the teen said she did it because she wanted to use the Internet after her 10 p.m. curfew. She blamed mom for being too strict, reports the New York Daily News.
After the drug tests came back positive, her parents called the cops. Both the teen and the friend who allegedly supplied the prescription pills were arrested. They were charged with conspiracy and willfully adding drugs to food.
Spiking other people's food and drinks isn't just dangerous. It's also a crime, and one that law enforcement takes pretty seriously. That prank about putting ex-lax in someone's coffee? It's not so funny if you end up with a criminal record as a result.
The fact that the drugs used weren't life-threatening may reduce the potential sentence, but it is not a defense to the criminal charges.
This may not be the first time it's happened either, according to Sacramento's KOVR-TV. The teen's mom said she's felt like this before, and suspects the teen has drugged her previously.
The teens were charged as juveniles and are being held in Placer County Juvenile Hall. The allegedly drugged mom said she wants to send a message to her daughter, and to other teens as well.
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