State Police: young child hands drugs to trooper

State Police: young child hands drugs to trooper

September 09, 2018 03:23 PM

State police say after a vehicle stop in New Scotland, two adults are facing charges including child endangerment and marijuana possession after a 3-year-old hands the state trooper a bag of marijuana.

On Thursday, 26-year-old driver Scott Hill and the 33-year-old passenger Megan Karl, both of Clarksville, were pulled over on Route 32 in New Scotland. In the car, state police say they found an ashtray with marijuana cigarette butts. 

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State police say they checked on a 3-year-old girl in the back seat, who was not in a proper child's safety seat. They say the young girl then reached under the seat and grabbed a zippered bag with marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside, handing it to the trooper.

Both adults were arrested for endangering the welfare of a child. Hill was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to state police, the young girl was turned over to relatives and Albany County Child Protective Services was notified.

Hill and Karl were arraigned in the New Scotland Town Court and are scheduled to return to court at a future date.


WNYT Staff

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