HESPERIA (AP) — Video of a marijuana puffing toddler has led to the arrest of a Southern California desert couple.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Guerra says she was tipped Saturday that 20-year-old Melanie Soliz and 24-year-old Blake Hightower were abusive parents who allowed their 23-month-old son to smoke pot.

The Victorville Daily Press says video provided by the tipster confirmed the allegation. Sheriff’s spokeswoman says the video is evidence and won’t be released.

Investigators say the couple videotaped the toddler smoking from a marijuana pipe.

Guerra went to the couple’s Hesperia home and Soliz, who is seven months pregnant, was arrested and booked for investigation of cruelty to a child. Hightower surrendered Saturday night and was also booked.

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Comments (11)
  1. crabby says:

    what the fl, liberal morons…..

  2. PATTY BARKER says:

    whats is wrong with these people should not be allowed to have children. spay and neuter them, like the animals they are.

  3. theman says:

    like no ones ever given their child a sip of beer they should all be in jail to in fact anyone thats not perfect should be in jail and theirs plenty of laws being made right now to make sure you all go their for your imperfections

    1. What? says:

      Hey my uncle used to give me sips of his beer when I was a kid and I turned out perfectly normal. I went to college and now I have a great job. That didn’t make me and alcoholic.

    2. Kat says:

      you should go THERE for not knowing the difference between there, their, and they’re.

  4. thewoman says:

    theman should learn the difference between the use of “their and “there” before you comment.

    1. LAkers.Dodgers.Trojans. says:

      Maybe you should learn how to introduce a sentence with a capital letter you annoying imbecil.

  5. tom t says:

    Conservative Tea baggers, Idiots all of them!

  6. Efrain says:

    The child was not eating so they gave him a hit to improve his appetite… Then the child ate 8 jars of pea flavor Gerber and a butt load of WIC grape juice. Oh.. and cheese..

  7. w13 says:

    They must be trying to get on Dr. Phil’s show.

  8. Jereme Fishel says:

    Very bad parenting. Interesting you dont see any articles on parents giving their toddlers beer or pills. Media hype and dramaticism. When you see articles relating to marijuana abuse and none regarding cocaine, pills, or beer you begin to understand how slanted their views are.

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