Video of 3-year-old smoking marijuana leads to arrest

(Courtesy: WCMH)
(Courtesy: WCMH)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WCMH) – An Arkansas teen is facing charges after a video of him smoking marijuana with a toddler appeared on Facebook.

Police found the video on one of Lamel Yancy’s Facebook accounts. It shows the 17-year-old handing what he says is marijuana to his 3-year-old nephew and encouraging the little boy to smoke it.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick says usually nothing surprises him after more than 20 years of policing, but this case does.

It really makes you sick to your stomach… this is a 3-year-old baby,” said Dedrick. ” I was just really disturbed by what I saw.”

Dedrick said what’s even more upsetting is it appears the toddler has been exposed to the substance before.

“You know the way the child holds it, put it up to his mouth and actually either inhaling or breathing in the blunt.”

Yancy is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, but police said more charges may be added.

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