Foster Mom Gave Kids Marijuana

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BUNKER HILL, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas foster mother faces drug charges after she and foster teenagers in her care were accused of testing positive for marijuana.

Russell County Attorney Daniel Krug says Pam Pertl of Bunker Hill is charged with marijuana possession, distribution of marijuana and aggravated endangerment of a child.

The sheriff’s department says deputies were called June 5 after a social worker reported Pertl and three of her foster teens tested positive for marijuana.

Undersheriff Max Barrett, however, said Friday that Pertl and two of her foster teens tested positive. Barrett says one of the teens also told authorities Pertl and the teens drank milk mixed with bleach to mask their urinary samples.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families says children won’t be placed in foster homes found to be unsafe.

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