Woman and her boyfriend allow neighbor’s kids, ages 8 and 9, to smoke weed while at their home: Cops

Authorities in Kentucky say a woman was arrested on suspicion of providing marijuana to a pair of young children recently at her home.

According to WKYT, Lexington County Sheriff’s Office investigators allege Janet Cates and her boyfriend, Josh Thomas, were at the home with the children of their neighbors.

Police reports indicate Cates was arrested on Monday. She is expected to face a criminal count of unlawful transaction with a minor.

During an interview with the children, detectives say they revealed that Thomas gave them mouthwash to drink in an effort to cover up the smell of the weed.

Cates’ boyfriend also allegedly sprayed the young victims with cologne in an effort to mask the odor.

It was unclear from available reports why the two kids were at the nearby home.

Police identified them as eight and nine years old, as reported by the New York Post.

As of the latest updates available, Thomas had not been arrested.

Police were reportedly still searching for the second suspect and had not publicly revealed the criminal counts with which he is expected to be charged.

[Featured image: Janet Cates, Lexington County Sheriff’s Office]