The NY Post reports that A 3-year-old girl got her mother and a friend into hot water during an upstate traffic stop — when she handed a state trooper drugs and paraphernalia, police said Monday.
The child was in the backseat of a 2000 Saturn when it was pulled over by cops during an “occupant-safety” checkpoint on Route 32 in New Scotland just south of Albany on Thursday afternoon, according to New York State Police.
The front-seat occupants — 26-year-old driver Scott Hill and the little girl’s mom, Megan Karl, 33 — were observed making suspicious movements, police said. When they rolled down their windows, cops could smell burning marijuana, police said.
As one trooper interviewed Hill, another checked on the child, according to the troopers.
That’s when the child — who was not properly secured — reached under the front seat and pulled out a pouch, police said. She opened it up to show the officer what was inside — marijuana, a metal marijuana grinder and a pipe, both of which had remnants of the drug, police said.
Cops also found an ashtray in the front seat containing marijuana cigarette butts, police said.
The drugs and paraphernalia apparently belonged to Hill, according to police.
Hill and Karl were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Hill was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.
The girl was taken into the care of relatives, and child-protective services was notified of the incident.