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The parents of a Lawrenceburg teen were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on charges that include selling marijuana to their 17-year-old son.
Hershel and Karen Brown of 124 Dove Drive face numerous charges after police searched their residence and reported finding marijuana, hydrocodone, Oxyconton, cash and guns.
Police also found 1.3 ounces of marijuana in their son’s pocket that was divided up in small baggies for resale, according to a complaint filed by officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
Cornish said the boy’s mother admitted that her son purchased the marijuana from she and her husband for around $120.
In his report, Cornish said the mother “stated that would rather have her son smoke marijuana rather than synthetic marijuana.”
The mother also told Cornish that she sold the marijuana because “she draws disability and times are hard.”
Cornish reported finding baggies of marijuana, scales and a large amount of cash inside a safe, along with multiple loaded firearms.
The cash, Cornish said, was in denominations of 100, 20 and 10 dollar bills.
Hershel Brown has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, unlawful transaction with a minor, third-degree terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.
His wife is charged with trafficking marijuana and unlawful transaction with a minor.
The couple were originally charged in March, but were only recently indicted.