13-year-old girl given edible marijuana by family member, cops say

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — An Eatontown man is accused of purposely giving a 13-year-old family member edible marijuana without her knowledge, authorities said Thursday.

Eric Morales, 32, was charged Wednesday afternoon with child endangerment, marijuana distribution and marijuana possession in connection with the Aug. 6 incident, said Ocean Township Detective Lt. Timothy Torchia.

Torchia said police received a tip on Tuesday that a 13-year-old girl who was staying in Ocean Township unknowingly ingested marijuana.

An investigation launched by Detective Sgt. Patrick Martin and Detective Jesse Orbach determined Morales intentionally gave the girl edible marijuana without her knowledge, Torchia said. He would not say …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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