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Police: Tape shows kids smoking marijuana

March 4, 2007

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— A 17-year-old man was arrested after Fort Worth police searching his Watauga home on a burglary warrant found a videotape that appeared to show someone helping his 2- and 5-year-old nephews smoke marijuana, officials said.

Demetris McCoy remained in the Tarrant County Jail on suspicion of injury to a child, a third-degree felony. Bail was set at $150,000, county court records show.

The two children were taken from their home and placed in the care of Child Protective Services last week, spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales said.

Watauga police were not available for comment late Friday.

However, a news release indicated that Fort Worth, Texas, police found the video Feb. 22 on a camera seized in connection with area burglaries they suspected McCoy and Vanswan Polty, 18, of Fort Worth had committed.

Polty was arrested on separate charges, including burglary, and was free on $22,000 bail, court records show.

Police determined that the lengthy video depicted two children being taught to smoke marijuana and encouraged to "get high," the news release states.

Comments

leadrain 7 years, 9 months ago

I was a young child who spent part of my life in Watauga, and I've certainly never experienced that, or even heard of it. So I guess it's not a TEXAS thing, just a stupidity thing. I've read that smoking marajauna affects memory, these guys probably didn't remember that they even shot the footage, they surely forgot to hide it. But the fact that these dementedly twisted youths actually engaged in such an act, camera or no, is deeply troubling. Many children today are at disadvantages that can only and definitly compound their troubles.

Buzzby 7 years, 9 months ago

Thank God they weren't trying to teach the kiddies to smoke cigarettes! Tobacco is a deadly drug while cannabis is relatively harmless. The annual death toll in America from tobacco is 450,000. The figure for marijuana is 0.

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