Pot-smoking parents leave 6-month-old baby in car for 12 hours, police say
03/13/2020 9:35 am PDT
COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) -- A husband and wife have been arrested for allegedly leaving their 6-month-old baby inside a parked vehicle for 12 hours while they smoked pot inside their home.
The couple arrived home around 11:30 p.m. on March 11 and went inside their home on Lobelia Alley to smoke marijuana, leaving their 6-month-old in the backseat of their vehicle, according to Covington Police.
Police officers responding to a report of a baby in a vehicle found the child at 11:30 a.m. the next morning. The baby was taken to a local hospital, where it is expected to recover fully.
Twenty-one-year-old Catelin Popiolek and 22-year-old Aleksander Popiolek were arrested on March 12. They each face charges of cruelty to a juvenile, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule 1 substance, and possession in a Drug-Free Zone.
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