olice: Toddler found under ‘cruel confinement’
GEORGETOWN, Ky. –
Three central Kentucky residents have been charged with third-degree criminal abuse after police said they exposed an 18-month-old girl to secondhand marijuana smoke.
The Georgetown News-Graphic reported that 21-year-old Travis Kyle Ross, 20-year-old Christina Renee Ohlendorf and 35-year-old Ennis Roquel Payton were arrested Tuesday night.
Ross also was charged with trafficking in marijuana in amounts between 8 ounces to 5 pounds.
Payton told WKYT-TV in Lexington that Ross and Ohlendorf weren’t smoking marijuana around the baby. Payton told the station that police apparently smelled marijuana smoke in the air “so they arrested everybody in the house.”
Police said they found the toddler under “cruel confinement” and exposed to “harmful toxins.”