Police say three year old child was high on marijuana

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Police say a three year old child was high on marijuana!

State police say when they pulled over the child's parents, they found drugs in the car and everyone inside impaired, including the three year old.

On Highway 25E in Knox County, state police say a trooper was conducting a routine traffic stop on a car from Michigan when he smelled a strong odor of marijuana smoke on the three adults inside.

"All three individuals admitted to smoking marijuana while driving down the road," said Trooper Shane Jacobs.

The trooper found a large amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia in the car.

Sitting in the backseat was the driver's three year old child. "Seemed to be under the influence," said Trooper Jacobs.

The trooper wrote in the arrest citation the three year old child was "obviously high on marijuana from being so close to it being smoked."

The trooper called EMS to check on the child. They determined the child will be okay. He was then released to custody of his grandmother.

"The mother and father were both in the vehicle. They didn't show any kind of concern on the well-being of the child. Probably something wasn't their first time doing it," said Trooper Jacobs.

Arrested at the scene were the child's parents, Doyle Crawford, 29, and Amber Crawford, 27, both of Belleville, Michigan, and another man, Alan Reinhackel of Wayne, Michigan. They all face several charges including marijuana possession and endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials say the Crawfords posted a ten thousand dollar bond and are out of jail.

The third suspect, Alan Reinhackel, is still in the Knox County Detention Center. Troopers say he is wanted for an assault in Michigan.

Police are still investigating why they were in Knox County with the drugs.

"We're not sure at this time if they were selling the marijuana or just using," said Trooper Jacobs.

Doyle Crawford claims the marijuana was for medicinal purposes.

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