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Three employees of an assisted living and memory care facility have been accused of abusing elderly patients and encouraging them to fight each other in what was purported as a source of their entertainment.

A relative of a resident of the Danby House in Winston-Salem, NC, got in touch with the Winston-Salem Police Department to report that they believed their loved one and at least one other person was being mistreated by the staff. Both of the women who were reportedly being subjected to the abuse live with dementia and exceed the age of 70.

The state Department of Health and Human Services worked with the police department in a combined effort to try to learn the details behind the allegations.

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Two women are facing legal consequences for allegations that they allowed and encouraged three young children to participate in smoking what is believed was marijuana after a video was released of the reported incident and generated much attention while circulating the internet.

21-year-old Michaela Pearson and 18-year-old Candice Little from Winston-Salem were identified as the two women allegedly depicted in a video while in the company of three toddlers between the ages of 4 and 6.

The recording, which was uploaded to Snapchat and made its rounds throughout social media sites, showed two women who have been reported as having the physical appearances of Pearson and Little. The women were seated with three young children as an item with the appearance of a cigar was passed amongst them.

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