Cops: Toddler shows trooper drugs during mom's traffic stop
NEW SCOTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a toddler showed a trooper a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop, resulting in the arrest of the child’s mother and the man she was riding with.
State police say two troopers stopped a car Thursday outside Albany and found the butt ends of marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray and a 3-year-old girl who wasn’t in a child’s car seat. Police say while one of the troopers questioned the driver, the girl reached under a seat and showed the other trooper a bag of marijuana and a smoking pipe.
The 26-year-old man driving the car and the girl’s 33-year-old mother was charged with child endangerment. The girl has been turned over to relatives and Albany County Child Protective Services was notified of the arrests.