Pinal Co. woman arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana with children

Pinal Co. woman arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana with children

The Department of Child Safety has removed four children from a San Tan Valley home after their mother allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana with them.

The children ranged in age from 11 to 16.

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The investigation began May 5 when another child, aged 14, reported to her elementary school staff that Jillian Hughes, 34, allegedly offered her marijuana. She reported that she was spending the night at the house, and Hughes allegedly asked the children to smoke marijuana with her.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a news release, "(Hughes) is facing five counts of child abuse and five counts of furnishing drugs to minors, as well as possession of marijuana and paraphernalia."

The release state that a DCS investigator spoke with Hughes on the phone and she allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana with her children and having marijuana in her home.

According to the release, the investigator and PCSO deputies found marijuana, scales and paraphernalia at the home in the master bedroom and more marijuana in another bedroom.

The release went on to say Hughes told deputies her 14-year-old was home with her and that her 16-year-old was at school. She could not account for two of her children, whom deputies found sleeping in a closet.

PSCO detectives believe other victims may have visited the house. If anyone has information, please call the Sheriff's office at 520-866-5111.

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