Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:51 AM by The Associated Press
JOPLIN (AP) - A Joplin man who gave synthetic marijuana known as K2 to his 15-year-old daughter and her girlfriend will serve five years' of probation for felony child endangerment.
A judge who sentenced 40-year-old William M. Hillegus on Monday also ordered him to have no contact with his daughter as a condition of his probation.
The daughter testified two years ago that her father gave her and a 14-year-old friend K2 in April 2011. The friend became sick and the daughter was hospitalized with a high heart rate.
The Joplin Globe reports the daughter told investigators her father had given her K2 twice previously, after a father-daughter dance and on her birthday.
K2 products plant material infused with a chemical compound that mimics the effects of marijuana.