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Oregon mother accused of forcing pot, mushrooms on her teen children

The Oregon State Police said 45-year-old Valery Lee Podsobinski faces various charges, including applying a controlled substance to a minor, distribution of marijuana to a minor, assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Mother accused of forcing pot, mushrooms on teen children
Valery Lee Podsobinski
Oregon State Police

(CBS/AP) MEDFORD, Ore. - A southern Oregon woman has been accused of feeding marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms to her teenage children after an investigation into abuse allegations.

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The Oregon State Police said 45-year-old Valery Lee Podsobinski faces various charges, including applying a controlled substance to a minor, distribution of marijuana to a minor, assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Police said Podsobinski lives in the Talent area and was arraigned last Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford.

State troopers said the investigation began in January. The alleged physical abuse involved assaults with belts, paddles, wooden spoons and spatulas.

  • Edecio Martinez

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