Three Bay City Adults Get Heavy Charges After Smoking Around Kids
A group of Bay City adults got cracked over the head with some pretty mean charges including child abuse after being caught in a hotel room smoking around their kids.
Let us not forget that Marijuana or "Cannabis" is indeed still a drug. It's safer then drinking alcohol but the problem with marijuana is that you don't even need to personally smoke it to get high. You can just be in the area and get a "contact high".
Now these dumb ass parents are gonna get a dose of the justice system for doing something I see a lot of adults do around their kids, smoke weed. Oh, by the way you should never smoke around your kids. Some studies show that it could mess with your kids cognitive development.
BAY CITY, MI -- Three people are facing criminal drug and child abuse charges after allegedly smoking marijuana in a hotel room they shared with three small children.
About 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 16, Bay County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Econo Lodge at 6285 Westside Saginaw Road in Frankenlust Township after someone called to report suspected marijuana smoking happening on the premises. The deputies smelled the distinctive odor in the first-floor hallway, which grew stronger until they identified the room it was emanating from.
The deputies knocked on the room's door and were greeted by 25-year-old Amber L. Miller, who had rented the room. Deputies advised Miller of the smell, something she apologized for. She allowed deputies into the room, where they encountered Jeremy L. French, 28, and Ashley M. Briggs, 26.
Also in the room were Miller's 6-year-old son and French's 7- and 2-year-old daughters, the elder of the two also being Briggs' daughter.
Miller allowed deputies to search a duffle bag. Inside it, deputies found two plastic bags containing pot, a small container with marijuana wax, a smoking pipe, and a vaping pen, court records show.
All three adults told deputies they had pooled their cash to buy the pot. Briggs said she did not smoke any, however, adding she was pregnant.
Deputies arrested Miller on an outstanding felony warrant out of Saginaw County. They arrested Briggs on two Bay County warrants.
They released the three children into French's care and made a referral to Child Protective Services. They confiscated the marijuana to send it to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Authorities on March 13 issued warrants for the three adults related to the Feb. 16 matter. On March 19, all three appeared in Bay County District Court for arraignment.
Briggs and Miller are each charged with single counts of fourth-degree child abuse and possession of marijuana or synthetic equivalents. French is charged with two counts of fourth-degree child abuse and one count of second-offense possession of marijuana or synthetic equivalents.
Fourth-degree child abuse is punishable by up to one year in jail.
French, Briggs, and Miller are to appear for a preliminary examination at 3:30 p.m. on April 4.