HICKMAN, Neb. (AP) — A southeastern Nebraska child care provider is in hot water after authorities say a child in her care tested positive for the psychoactive drug in marijuana.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a Lincoln hospital emergency room for a 2-year-old girl brought in for being lethargic. Doctors discovered the toddler was suffering from exposure to THC.
After questioning from investigators, the child’s 31-year-old in-home day care operator in Hickman said she had baked marijuana brownies and used the same pan to bake cookies for the children in her day care.
The Sheriff’s Office ticketed the woman on suspicion of child abuse. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, which licenses her day care, issued an emergency order Wednesday closing the day care.
Officials have recommended other children at the day care be tested for the drug.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana.
The News Star reports a Louisiana State Police statement says 36-year-old Claire Anne Jones and 23-year-old Terrance Reed were arrested Monday. A trooper stopped the vehicle driven by Jones and smelled marijuana coming from inside.
Police say the trooper found a digital scale with marijuana debris on it in Jones’ purse. A bag of marijuana was found underneath Reed’s seat in a pink backpack and in the child’s pants.
Jones is being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center on several charges including possession of drug paraphernalia and improper supervision of a minor by a parent. Reed also faces several charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
CHELSMFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver has been arrested after students about to depart on a field trip say they smelled marijuana smoke on the bus.
Chelmsford police say 63-year-old Ali Mahfuz was charged Tuesday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and reckless child endangerment. He was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty.
The Chelmsford High students said they smelled marijuana, and told a teacher. The principal then boarded the bus, also smelled pot, and had the teens disembark.
Police say Mahfuz had “red and glassy” eyes and his speech was “very slow and deliberate.” Police say Mahfuz was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe.
Mahfuz, of Nashua, New Hampshire, told the Boston Herald that he denies smoking marijuana.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been charged with child endangerment after police say they found a handgun hidden in a baby stroller alongside a 1-year-old boy.
Chicago police say 32-year-old Anthony Kennedy fled Friday afternoon as officers approached him in a West Side neighborhood, but that he was soon captured.
Police said in a statement that officers also found marijuana in the stroller. Kennedy is also charged with unlawful possession of handgun by a felon and other charges.
The child is in the care of relatives.
Kennedy was ordered held on $100,000 bail. An attorney who could speak on behalf of Kennedy is not listed.