GREELEY, Colo. – A Greeley woman will face criminal charges after she got into a fight with her underage son over his use of her marijuana while she was at work.
Jessica Benivamonde, 38, reportedly told her 16-year-old son to mix two types of marijuana she had bought from a dispensary and smoke it while she was at work on March 19.
Police said he did as he was told but when the woman returned home, she started yelling at him “because he smoked too much of the marijuana she thought was hers,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Denver7.
The argument between the two escalated when the woman’s son punched a wall in the house, police said.
The 16-year-old told police he got so upset because his mom told him to smoke the marijuana and then was getting in trouble for doing so, the affidavit states.
Police arrived at the home in the area of 12th Avenue and Cranford Place just after 10 p.m. that day and arrested Benivamonde on suspicion of dispensing marijuana and of contributing to delinquency of a minor.
In the affidavit, police noted the “approximate weight of the marijuana that was dispensed was less than half an ounce.” Benivamonde also told police she knew it was illegal for her son to possess or smoke marijuana and that she knew that she should not have given it to him.
Benivamonde was taken into custody without incident and booked into the North Jail Complex.
She was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and distribution of marijuana or marijuana concentrate to a minor. Her first court appearance in Weld County court is scheduled for May 7 at 9 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Weld County District Attorney's Office.