Police: Baby in the viral video was the smoking of marijuana

RALEIGH, N. C. – Authorities say a 1-year-old child is shown smoking on a viral social media video was the inhalation of marijuana smoke.

A newly released arrest warrant for the mother says the woman helped the child to inhale the marijuana of a bone.

A version of the video received millions of views shows the hand of an adult from the screen to keep the cigarillo on the lips of the child. The child makes a cooing sound and seems to inhale for the rental of a puff of smoke.

The mother, 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton, was Wednesday arrested. She was held on a charge of child abuse, marijuana possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Court records do not make clear if they have a lawyer.

The police says members of the public alerted them to the video of the child smoking.


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