Parents accused of smoking pot, snorting cocaine with daughters

FOX 13 News (WTVT) -- Deputies arrested two parents accused of smoking marijuana and snorting cocaine with their kids.

Chad Mudd, 36, faces six counts of child abuse for allegedly smoking marijuana and snorting cocaine on several occasions with his 13 and 15-year-old daughters.

His ex-wife Joey, 34, is also charged, but with two counts.

In her arrest affidavit, it says she admitted to smoking marijuana on five occasions as "a form of a bargaining tool" to entice her daughters to go to school and perform household chores.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested the two Monday after responding to a domestic-related complaint.

On one occasion, according to Chad Mudd's arrest affidavits, while parked in a parking lot, he "placed a line of cocaine on the center console and then handed the victim a rolled up dollar bill. The defendant then directed her to ingest the white powdery substance up her nose by snorting it."

Mudd remains in Pinellas County Jail on $5,000 bond for each count.

Joey Mudd bonded out Wednesday.

Their children are now in the custody of their grandparents, who don't buy the allegations and are shocked.

"I feel that the kids, especially the older one, are carrying out a vendetta against their parents and exaggerating everything that went on," Linda Mudd, Chad's mother, said.

She explained the kids may be acting out because of the rocky relationship between their parents.