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Woman arrested on marijuana charges; 8 children removed from care

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Michelle Oliver (Source: LMDC) Michelle Oliver (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman in charge of eight children lost them to the care of the Home of the Innocents, because narcotics detectives determined her alleged use and sale of marijuana endangered them.

Police raided a home on Vermont Avenue Tuesday in the Shawnee neighborhood.

An undisclosed amount of marijuana under 8 ounces was found along with paraphernalia typically used to sell pot, according to an arrest report, which said Michelle Oliver, 31, of Louisville, admitted to smoking marijuana.

"Her condition show(ed) lack of diligence in preventing them from becoming neglected, dependent or delinquent, and potentially places their safety at risk," the officer wrote in the report, in regard to the children, all under the age of 12.

Oliver is charged with trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces, trafficking a controlled substance in or near a school, harassing communications, third-degree terroristic threatening and eight counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

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