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Teen arrested after video post shows child smoking suspected marijuana

Lamel Lamont Yancy (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office) Lamel Lamont Yancy (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office)
(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

An Arkansas teenager is in jail after police say a video was posted to Facebook showing him giving suspected marijuana to a young child.

ABC affiliate KATV reports Lamel Lamont Yancy, 17, of North Little Rock is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Police tell the station they were searching for burglary suspects when they came across Yancy's Facebook page featuring the teen and a three-year-old in a vehicle.

Yancy, in the video, was smoking what he described as marijuana and then offered it to the child. The child is seen smoking it several times.

The mother of the child was identified in the car, according to police.

Following the discovery of the video, Yancy was arrested and the child was taken to a hospital for a drug test.

The mother has not been charged in the case.

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