Police: Mother admits to smoking pot with daughter

Police: Mother admits to smoking pot with daughter

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UTAH COUNTY -- Police say a woman they arrested for having marijuana in her home told them it's not really a drug.

During a preliminary hearing for Karen Beal, 44, in 4th District Court Thursday, officers testified that they searched her Lehi home in May and found marijuana. They say she didn't understand why they were concerned.

According to the Deseret News, police say Beal told them she smokes marijuana with her 16-year-old daughter.

Beal's attorney disputes that she told officers all of that and says her view on marijuana is one shared by many people.

Police searched her home after receiving an anonymous tip about drugs at the home.

Prosecutors dropped a charge of intent to distribute a controlled substance. Beal still faces a charge of child endangerment.

Officers say they also found hallucinogenic mushrooms in Beal's home.

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