HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - Huntington Police officers arrested a 33-year-old woman for endangering a child after she allegedly smoked marijuana with her 14-year-old daughter on several occasions in April.
Kimberly Palmer Black, of Huntington, was arrested Monday and charged with endangering a child, which is a state-jail felony. She has since posted her $500 bail and has been released.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Huntington Police Officer was dispatched to a home in the 200 block of West Maple Street in reference to child endangerment on Aug. 24. The complainant told the officer that a friend of his wife said the man's 14-year-old daughter had been smoking marijuana with her mother (Black).
The man's daughter admitted to the HPD officer that she has smoked marijuana with her mother on numerous occasions when she has gone to visit Black's residence in the 1200 block of Cowart Street, the affidavit stated. She said on Aug. 17 that Black allowed both her and her step-sister to smoke marijuana, and that her mother not only provided the drug; she smoked it with them.
According to the police report, the man confronted Black about smoking marijuana with their daughter, and she initially denied the allegation. However, she eventually admitted to it.
The HPD officer left statement forms for the complainant, his wife, and his daughter to fill out. Child Protective Services has been notified and is investigating the case as well, the affidavit stated.