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Weed At Age One? Florida Teen Babysitter Accused With Letting Toddler Smoke Pot

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Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office; Mega

Mar. 29 2023, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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Video along the Florida Gulf Coast reportedly shows a one-year-old girl inhaling marijuana and the child's teenage babysitter is charged with providing it, according to authorities.

Naledi Roberts, 17, was arrested in Pinellas County Friday on felony child abuse charges, police said.

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A Sheriff's Office statement said that Roberts' friend, who is 16, asked Roberts to watch over her young daughter.

Roberts first claimed to authorities she smoked a joint close to the baby, but did not put it to her lips.

Authorities say they found video showing otherwise. After further questioning, Roberts reportedly admitted placing the marijuana cigarette in the girl's mouth, then her own, officials said.

Roberts reportedly had no explanation for her behavior, authorities say.

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Never miss a story — sign up for the Front Page Detectives newsletter. Be on the scene the moment news breaks. reports Roberts now is in a juvenile assessment center. The name of the baby and her mother have not been released.

According to the Florida State Cannabis website, all recreational use of marijuana in the state is illegal.


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