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Child In Car While Mom Allegedly Smokes Pot

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Karen Edelmann (credit: CBS 2)

Karen Edelmann (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) — A mother on Long Island was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on child endangerment charges after allegedly leaving her baby alone in a car while she left to smoke marijuana.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Suffolk County police found Karen Edelmann’s one-year-old son alone in a car outside her Shirley home Monday. Witnesses claimed he’d been there for about 40 minutes.

Investigators said the 43-year-old was inside her home smoking pot.

Edelmann was facing charges of child endangerment, marijuana possession and resisting arrest.

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