17-Year-Old Father Charged With Child Endangerment After Troopers Find Drugs, Alcohol In Vehicle

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said that they found nearly $2,000 worth of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle carrying a baby.

According to the OSP, troopers stropped a 1999 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation on Pioneer and 14th streets in Byesville at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Troopers said that they found 364 grams of suspected marijuana in seven different bags, worth an estimated $1,820. They also found a bottle of Brandy, a digital scale, rolling papers and a metal grinder.

The 17-year-old driver's 18-month-old son was also in the vehicle, as was an 18-year-old female passenger.

The male driver was charged with possession and trafficking marijuana and operating a vehicle under the influence. Both he and the female were charged with child endangerment.

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