Byesville Teens Face Child Endangering Charges

Byesville Teens Face Child Endangering Charges

by Kelly Choate on January 18, 2013

Two Byesville teenagers are facing child endangering charges after State Highway Patrol troopers seized marijuana from their vehicle with a baby on board.

The patrol said it happened around 1:30 Friday morning when troopers stopped a Ford Explorer for a traffic violation in Byesville.  The 17-year-old male driver was arrested for OVI and further investigation revealed more than 350 grams of marijuana in seven different bags, worth an estimated $1,800.  A bottle of brandy, a digital scale, rolling papers and a metal grinder were also discovered.

The driver was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both fifth-degree felonies.  Both he and his 18-year-old female passenger were charged with child endangerment, because the driver’s infant son was inside the vehicle.