Three People Arrested for Giving Underage Children Drugs and Alcohol
Two parents allegedly admitted to giving their underage children illegal drugs and alcohol. There was also another person arrested in this situation.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s detectives were notified of the safety concerns and abuse allegations at the home of the suspects. Aaron Foster-32, Elizabeth Lawson-33, and Jacob Owens-21 were arrested at the home on April 5, 2014. Aaron Foster has already seen trouble being that he is a level 2 registered sex offender. He is the stepfather of Elizabeth’s children who are at the ages of 13,9,7, and 5. The other suspect, Owens, is a family friend who was there visiting at the time of the arrest.
During the search of the home, the detectives found multiple pipes including the Meth and Marijuana kind in the bedroom where all four of the children were asleep with their parents. The home was described as “very messy with trash, debris, and clothes strewn everywhere.” They also found dog fences in an unused bedroom.
Aaron admitted to the police that he is addicted to Meth and he also has given and smoked pot with his 13 year old stepdaughter. The 9 and 7 year old admitted to the police that they have smoked marijuana that they got from Aaron. Elizabeth told the police that she has given the 13 year old alcohol, and admitted to knowing that Aaron has given their children drugs.
Child Protective Services now have all the children in custody.
The detectives actually found a pipe with marijuana in it. There was also knives and ammunition in the house that belonged to Aaron and was seized.
Aaron’s Charges in the Drugs and Alcohol Case
Foster was charged with involving a minor in a drug offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, misconduct involving weapons and failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements. He is in custody on a $50,000 bond.
Elizabeth was charged with involving a minor in a drug offense and child abuse. She has a $7,500 bond and is in custody. Owens was released but charged with a possession charge of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.