Man Arrested After Video Shows 3-Year-Old Smoking Marijuana

Video released of Arkansas uncle giving 3-year-old nephew marijuana

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- North Little Rock police department arrested Lamel Yancy, 17, after he posted a Facebook video of him allegedly providing marijuana to his 3-year-old nephew.

The video showed the child unrestrained in the backseat of a car, while Yancy began to smoke marijuana in the driver's seat.

The child took multiple drags and even referred to it as "weed."  In the video, Yancy said repeatedly that the child "is high," but continued to offer the drug to the child.

Police said the child's mother appeared to be present in the video, sitting in the backseat with the child. She objected multiple times to Yancy offering the marijuana to the child; however, Yancy replied he "will smoke more" with the child later.

NLRPD originally found the video while investigating Yancy for an unrelated burglary charge. Yancy has been charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a minor and will be charged as adult.


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