|Saraland Police Department|
|Chelsea Mack, 23, was arrested and charged with “chemical endangerment of a child”|
An Alabama mother was arrested last week after police claimed she smoked marijuana around her 23-month-old son.
Chelsea Mack, 23, was arrested and charged with “chemical endangerment of a child,” according to booking records, reports Theresa Seiger at AL.com.
The arrest resulted from one of those “suspicious smell” complaints from a neighbor that are feared by all cannabis users in non-legal states.
According to Cpl. Arlan Gaines, public information officer for the Saraland Police Department, the boys in blue “discovered that marijuana had been smoked in the residence while a toddler was present,” Gaines said.
It’s unclear to us here at Toke of the Town exactly how using cannabis in the same house with a toddler constitutes “chemical endangerment of a child,” since the body’s own endocannabinoids are not only present in mother’s milk, but are necessary for normal health and development.
And never mind the fact that parents in Alabama can get just as drunk as they want while their kids are in the house, without any fear of criminal charges.
Mack had no known prior arrests in Mobile County. Booking records show she was released on bail the same night of her arrest, December 4.