BOISE -- Police say a 31-year-old Boise man and a 23-year-old Boise woman were manufacturing synthetic marijuana inside their home within the reach of small children before they were arrested late Wednesday morning.

Officers conducted a welfare check on the home of 31-year-old Joshua L. Parkinson and 23-year-old Ashley N. Parkinson near the 5600 block of West Overland Road on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Police report noticing the strong smell of marijuana, seeing drug paraphernalia in plain view, and then finding 6 marijuana plants growing inside a closet in the home.

They also say 31-year-old Joshua Parkinson was in the process of making synthetic marijuana -- or spice -- inside the home's oven.

Officers say the synthetic marijuana was well within the reach of two small children inside the home.

The children were declared to be in imminent danger, and have been turned over to the custody of the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare.

Joshua Parkinson is charged with felony injury to a child, felony manufacture of controlled substance when children are present, and misdemeanor probation charges.

Ashley Parkinson is charged with felony injury to a child.

Both were booked into the Ada County Jail.

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