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Young child hands cops drugs resulting in mother’s arrest during traffic stop: Cops

September 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Young child hands cops drugs resulting in mother’s arrest during traffic stop: Cops

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A 3-year-old got her mother and a friend “JammedUp”— when she gave drugs and paraphernalia to a state trooper during a traffic stop in upstate New York last week.

The child was in the back of the vehicle when it was stopped by police during a routine “occupant-safety” checkpoint on Route 32 in New Scotland, which is located south of Albany.

Scott Hill, 26, was driving the vehicle and the child’s mother, Megan Karl, 33 was sitting in the front seat. Officers noticed that the two were acting suspiciously, and police detected the smell of marijuana when they rolled down their windows.

As one trooper questions Hill, another officer made sure the child was safe.

The child, who did not have a seatbelt on, proceeded to reach under the seat and took out a pouch. She opened it and showed the officer what was inside — marijuana, a marijuana grinder, and a pipe, both of which contained remnants of the weed.

Officers also recovered an ashtray in the front of the car with marijuana cigarette butts, according to the New York Post.

Police indicated that the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to Hill.

Hill and Karl were taken into custody and charged with child endangerment. Hill was also charged with illegal possession of marijuana.

The girl was taken into the custody of family members, and child-protective services was informed of the incident.

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