3-year-old daughter casually hands over marijuana hidden under car seat to cops during traffic stop leading to mom's arrest
The girl was sitting in the back seat of a 2000 model Saturn and wasn't properly secured when the vehicle was pulled over by the officers during an 'occupant-safety' stop
The authorities in New Scotland said on September 10 that a three-year-old toddler managed to get her mother and her mother's friend in trouble during an upstate traffic stop when she casually handed over marijuana and paraphernalia to a state trooper.
According to the New York State Police, the toddler had been sitting in the back seat of a 2000 model Saturn when the vehicle was pulled over by the officers during an "occupant-safety" stop on Route 32 in New Scotland on September 6.
The two adults who were sitting in the front of the vehicle, 26-year-old Scott Hill, who was driving, and the girl's mother, 33-year-old Megan Karl, were spotted making suspicious movements, according to reports from the state troopers.
The New York Post reported that when Hill was asked to roll down the windows of the vehicle, the officers at the scene were able to smell burning marijuana. The troopers said that one of them checked on the child in the back seat while another one was interviewing Hill in the front.
No kidding: Budding 3-year-old narc points New York State Trooper to the marijuana during traffic stop. We're guessing Scott Hill and Megan Karl weren't pleased with this development ==> https://t.co/ygbuXJDPOO pic.twitter.com/Vw0czqrQcA— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) September 10, 2018
It was at this point of time, much to the shock of both the officers and the adults in the vehicle, the toddler, who wasn't even properly secured to the back seat, reached under the front seat of the vehicle and pulled out a suspicious looking pouch.
The child then opens up the pouch and shows it to the officers who found some marijuana, a metal marijuana grinder, and a pipe. The authorities said that both the grinder and the pipe still had remnants of marijuana in them.
The state troopers also found an ashtray in the front seat of the vehicle which had the butts of joints still inside. According to the authorities, the drugs and the paraphernalia found in the vehicle belonged to Hill.
Both Hill and Karl were subsequently arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Hill was also separately charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. The authorities said that the toddler was taken into the care of some relatives. The Child Protective Services was also informed of the situation.