NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City police said a 3-year-old girl was found in school Friday with more than a dozen bags of marijuana in her backpack.
Police said an employee of the New LIFE School in Harlem smelled marijuana on the girl at about 1 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: See It: Fireworks Celebrate Essential Workers, As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
They said the employee called police, who discovered 14 bags of the drug in the girl’s backpack.
As part of the investigation authorities questioned the girl and her parents.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID-19 Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate; Cuomo: 'A Momentous Day'
On Friday night police arrested Kelly Mena, 24, in connection with the incident. Mena was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and criminal sale of marijuana.
Authorities said that Mena is apparently a friend of the girl’s father and that he allegedly placed the marijuana inside the girl’s pink Minnie Mouse backpack.
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