A Florida mom was arrested this week after her teen daughter was accused of distributing drug-laced candies at school.
Christine Arguelles, 33, was taken into custody after police and the principal of Lyons Creek Middle School in Coconut Creek arrived to her home and allegedly overheard her yelling at her daughter, “You messed everything up! You thought you would make some money, and now look what happened!”
Two days earlier, Arguelles' 14-year-old daughter and the girl's 13-year-old friend allegedly brought marijuana-laced gummy candies to the school.
Her daughter was previously charged with possession with intent to sell. Her daughter’s 13-year-old classmate was also arrested and given the same charge.
According to police, her daughter took more than a dozen of the THC-laced gummies to school, where she and the friend allegedly sold them for $10 each.
In her mother's arrest report, cops say they found 86 packages of THC-laced gummies in the home's refrigerator.
Arguelles was charged with possession of THC with intent to sell, child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Since she has another child, an 8-year-old, Arguelles was charged with two counts of child neglect, according to a police report obtained by WSVN.
At her court appearance, Arguelles pleaded with the judge to lower her $117,500 bond.
"I just recently moved. I’ve been under a lot of stress,” said Arguelles. “I really would plead with you to really work on the bond so I can move from here and I can get things situated and I can hire my attorney and get all the funds together. It’s going to be very difficult with such a high bond at the moment, and I plead with you and I would ask you."
The judge chose not to lower the bond and Arguelles remains held at the original bond amount.