Children in hot car lead police to marijuana

Tyler Clarke
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A blend of irresponsibility led police to a baggie of marijuana on Thursday afternoon.



Responding to a complaint of an animal left in a vehicle at a business in the 2900 block of Second Avenue West, police arrived at about 6 p.m. unable to locate the canine, a police press release reads.

However, they did spot a truck with two young children in it. The vehicle was not running and the two kids’ parents left the window rolled down about two inches.

The temperature in the truck was 29 C and during the eight minutes police waited with the 10-year-old and one-year-old occupants for their parents, police smelled marijuana.

On the parents return, police inquired about drugs, resulting in a baggie of marijuana turned over to police.

A 32-year-old man was charged with possession of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The matter remains under investigation, with more details to be released when available.

In response to this incident, police are reminding the public to not leave anyone in a vehicle, even with the windows down, no matter how brief the stop.

They’re also encouraging any who spots a child alone in a hot vehicle to call 911 immediately.

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