Joplin Man Who Smoked K2 with Daughter Gets Probation

Posted: Jul 30, 2013 7:51 AM by The Associated Press

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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.

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