Sand Springs woman arrested after juveniles overdose on banned substance

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - A Sand Springs woman was arrested after police say teenagers overdosed while smoking a banned substance.

Authorities took 29-year-old Myrna Rose Montgomery into custody just before 10 p.m. Friday after they said she contributed to the delinquency of minors.

Police say they were dispatched to the 3700 block of South Stevens Avenue in Sand Springs on a possible overdose call. They say upon arrival they found EMSA treating a male subject who appeared to be intoxicated and having difficulty answering questions.

According to the arrest report, another juvenile male was observed screaming in the hallway. Police say he appeared to have an "altered state of mind."

Officials say the juvenile male being treated by EMSA told police that "his mother's friend," Myrna Montgomery, had given him a substance that he smoked. According to the report, the male "was in an apparent altered state and kept saying over and over 'this is unreal' while appearing to be daze."

There were also two juvenile female subjects present.

Police say one female, who smelled of alcohol, also admitted to smoking a substance given to her by Montgomery.

Officials say the parents of two of the victims were at the house at the time of the incident, but were in the shower together and did not know that the juveniles were smoking a substance provided by Montgomery.

When asked about their relationship to Montgomery, the mother told police that Montgomery was a friend from her church and that she was her "celebrate recovery" sobriety addiction coach and sponsor.

Prior to arrest, Montgomery told police she had smoked the "legal herbal stuff" and that she did not realize that the juveniles had received the cigarettes that had been mixed with the substance.

Officials say after Montgomery gave them permission to search her purse they found several zipper pouches containing a banned substance promoted as legal marijuana. 

Police say they also found numerous bottles of flavored vodka and schnapps in the house.

Police arrested and booked Montgomery in the Tulsa County Jail on $4,750 bond. Her court date is set for September 11. 

All the juveniles who consumed the substance were transported by EMSA to a Tulsa hospital.  

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