CLEARWATER -- A 34-year-old Largo woman appeared in court Tuesday after being accused of using marijuana as a bargaining tool with her teen daughters.
Deputies said Joey Mudd admitted to smoking pot multiple times with her daughters, ages 13 and 14. Also, officials said Mudd used pot at least five times to get her daughters to do chores and perform well in school.
Mudd, who is facing two counts of child abuse, posted bond early Wednesday and was released.
Mudd's daughters are staying with her mother-in-law. Mudd currently is being denied any contact with the girls.
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Deputies said they first heard the allegations when they got a call on their child abuse hotline.
The case remains under investigation.