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Couple charged with child abuse after allegedly giving teens synthetic drug


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and woman for felony child abuse after a deputy says they gave synthetic drugs to two teenaged girls.

The Sheriff's Office says while on patrol Sunday night around midnight a deputy noticed four people at Fort Fisher State Park. The deputy thought they were arguing and approached to investigate. When he got to them, he realized that the four were hallucinating. The deputy called for EMS assistance and tried to get more information from the four people.

Investigators say Raymond Joseph Jones, 28, and his girlfriend Melissa Carin Creekmore, 35, had ingested the synthetic drug 2C-I. Deputies say Creekmore and Jones had also given the drug to Creekmore's 16-year-old daughter and the daughter's 15-year-old friend, causing all four people to hallucinate.

After EMS treatment, Creekmore and Jones were arrested and taken to the New Hanover County Detention Facility. Both are charged with felony child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. They are in jail under $10,000 secure bond each.

Creekmore's daughter was placed into DSS custody, and the daughter's friend was released to her mother.

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I wonder what kind of drug it was why they thought its was not only ok to give it to their daughter, but also to a child that was not theirs? crazy.


Such a sad story for many reasons. Why on earth would parents give their child a drug and give the friend a drug? Parents - this should teach a valuable lesson. Know who your children's friends are and what the family is like.

Let's see

Mom is 35, daughter is 16, Mom was 19 when daughter born, 18 at conception. Let's start with the grandparents, too.

yea lets see

I had my son at 19 and I get so tired of people blaming bad parenting on young conception. My mom and dad were married and 33 when they had me. They did a wonderful job at parenting and are excellent grandparents. I have raised my child on my own and would beg to differ on age being a factor. Lets face it, there are bad parents everywhere but try not to make immature comments when talking about immature people. We like to call that "the pot calling the kettle black."