Joshua L. Parkinson and Ashley N. Parkinson are being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of felony injury to child after Boise police say they caught Joshua Parkinson making the synthetic marijuana commonly known as spice in the oven of his Bench-area home Wednesday.
Police also found six live marijuana plants inside the home, which is located in the 5600 block of Overland Road, according to reports.
Police declared the two children living in the home, who are under the age of six, to be in imminent danger. The kids were then placed in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Boise police began their investigation earlier this month after getting a tip that there was drug activity going on inside the house around the kids, according to reports. Police went to the home to do a welfare check around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and saw drug paraphernalia inside. Officers also detected a strong odor of marijuana. Thats when the officers found the spice cooking in the oven and the six pot plants, which were inside a closet, according to reports.
Police say the pot and spice were in reach of the children, which is why the Parkinsons are charged with felony injury to child.
The couple was arrested a short time later and booked into the jail.
Joshua Parkinson, 31, is also charged with a felony count of manufacture of controlled substance where children are present in connection with the pot and the spice found in the home, according to reports. The 23-year-old Ashley Parkinson is not charged with any drug crimes.
The Parkinsons will make their initial court appearance Thursday afternoon.
The crime of felony injury to child is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The crime of manufacture of a controlled substance where children are present is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.