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Wisconsin woman accused of helping son sell fake drugs

SUPERIOR, WI - A Superior woman is facing multiple charges after police say her 15-year-old son fired a gun to scare people gathered outside their home complaining of being sold spices instead of marijuana.

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A criminal complaint says Faria-Wells allegedly drove her son to the drug deal in which spices replaced what was expected to be a half-pound of marijuana, valued at about $1,000. Illustration shows freshly milled coriander and dried coriander seeds. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration.

SUPERIOR, WI - A Superior woman is facing multiple charges after police say her 15-year-old son fired a gun to scare people gathered outside their home complaining of being sold spices instead of marijuana.

Cynthia Kay Faria-Wells, 52, faces felony drug charges, contributing to the delinquency of a child and providing a dangerous weapon to a person younger than 18. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer.

A criminal complaint says Faria-Wells allegedly drove her son to the drug deal in which spices replaced what was expected to be a half-pound of marijuana, valued at about $1,000.

The complaint states the teen later fired a gun June 21 to disperse a crowd of buyers that gathered outside his home.

Faria-Wells told police that she didn't know what was in a backpack her son exchanged for cash and denied that she knew it was a drug deal when she gave her son a ride.

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She initially denied knowing where the money was, but later showed an officer the van where "most of the money" was. The officer counted the cash, $1,180.

A preliminary hearing on the felony charges is set for Wednesday.

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