Melissa Watson: Owasso woman arrested for child endangerment, accused of giving teens pot, alcohol

OWASSO, Okla. - An Owasso woman is facing charges of child endangerment after she was reported for allowing juveniles to smoke pot and drink alcohol in her home.

Melissa Watson was arrested Saturday night on six counts of child endangerment and possession of marijuana.

According to Watson's arrest report, several juveniles were at her home and when the mother of one of the boys couldn't reach her son she drove to Watson's.

Upon arrival she found the door open and said the house reeked of marijuana and alcohol, according to the report.

The woman told police Watson was incoherent and didn't recognize her.  The woman took her son and drove immediately to the police department.

According to the report, the boy told his mother he was forced up against a wall, punched repeatedly and told to smoke a pipe or his throat would be slit.

The woman led officers to Watson's house where police say Watson "answered the door and appeared intoxicated."  Watson said several juveniles were inside the home.

Watson invited officers inside, according to the report, where they "detected a strong odor of burnt/burning marijuana," a number of smoking devices and open beer cans and liquor bottles.

Several of the home's occupants admitted smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol, according to the report.

Police say a sandwich bag containing a green leafy substance and four blunt roaches was found upstairs and the odor of marijuana was "overwhelming" throughout the home.

Watson's children were released to her sister after DHS approval and the other juveniles were released to their parents.

In addition to the child endangerment and possession charges, Watson faces eight counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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