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A Grand Forks woman is accused of buying synthetic marijuana and smoking it with her 13-year-old daughter and two other teenagers.

Susan Eng, 41, is set for a preliminary hearing April 18 on a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a felony charge of abuse or neglect of a child.

According to a Grand Forks police report, Eng told a detective she bought the synthetic marijuana for her daughter and her daughter's friends, two boys ages 16 and 17, and then smoked it with them Feb. 21.

The report says Eng let the boys stay overnight at her home when they were listed as absenting juveniles, which means they were either runaways or were not abiding their parents' rules.

Possessing synthetic marijuana is a felony in North Dakota. However, Eng was not charged with possession because she did not have the drug on her when she was arrested, prosecutor Chris Griffin said.

Eng, who is not in custody, does not have a listed phone number. She has qualified for a public defender but has not been assigned one to represent her, the clerk of court's office said.