A Greenfield mother and her girlfriend face neglect charges after authorities say they gave her son marijuana as an incentive for good behavior.
Melissa Burton, 36, and Susan Glascock, 36, also took marijuana away from Burton’s son when he misbehaved, according to a probable cause affidavit filed last week in Hancock Superior Court.
“(The boy) advised that Melissa would ground him from marijuana if he did something bad, and Melissa and Susan would reward him with marijuana if he did something good,” Greenfield officer J. Tomas wrote in the affidavit.
Greenfield police were called to the family’s apartment on June 25 after a fight between the boy and Glascock.
Prosecutors said the 270-pound woman slapped and tackled the 100-pound boy, pinning him to the floor before Burton finally pulled her off.