Loud music leads police to pot plant; children taken into protective custody
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Friday, February 15, 2013
A Tulsa woman’s children were taken into protective custody when she was jailed early Friday on complaints of child endangerment and cultivation of marijuana in the presence of minors.
Veronica Thompson, 21, was arrested after police officers went to her home in the 1000 block of North Irvington Avenue in response to a dispute over loud music late Thursday, records show.
Thompson’s arrest report states that while officers were conducting a “protective sweep” of her residence, they discovered a marijuana plant and growing lamp “sitting in plain view” in a bedroom closet.
Thompson’s two children were in the residence at the time and were placed in state custody at the Laura Dester Emergency Children’s Shelter, according to the arrest report.
Thompson was in the Tulsa Jail on Friday evening, jail records showed.