These parents went way too far trying to be the “cool” mom and dad, after they allegedly bribed their teenage kids with marijuana and cocaine to get them to clean up their rooms. Joey and Chad Mudd were arrested after they apparently admitted to authorities to regularly using drugs as a parenting tool.
Usually parents rely on simple treats to reward their kids for chores, like candy or money. These parents went with a distinctly more illegal tactic.
Their daughters, ages 13 and 14, were reportedly regularly offered the illegal substances as a reward to get them to “do household chores and excel in school.”
According to the arrest reports, Joey Mudd, 34, confessed to smoking pot with her children and even referred to the drugs “as a form of a ‘bargaining tool.’”
The Mudds are facing multiple felony charges for child abuse, according to court documents.
Joey Mudd was released on $5,000 bond, and has been ordered to have no contact with the children. She was formerly employed at a pediatric care practice.
Chad Mudd, 36, remains in Pinellas County Jail on six counts of child abuse and a cocaine possession charge.
The children, including a third preschool-aged child, have been placed in the care of a relative.