Loose infant leads to marijuana arrest
MORGAN CITY - Police arrested a Morgan City man after officers said they spotted him driving around with an unrestrained infant, then found marijuana in his vehicle.
Police accused 22-year-old Jourdan Bartley of marijuana possession and having drugs around a minor after his arrest Friday night.
Officers said they noticed a vehicle driving around with a child out of their safety seat around 9 p.m. in the Cottonwood area. After they stopped the vehicle police said they saw the passenger, Bartley, try to put the infant in a safety seat. Officers said the driver told them the child was crying and Bartley decided to hold the infant to calm it down.
While talking to the driver, police said they noticed a strong smell of marijuana. Police said they asked the driver about the smell, and the driver claimed they didn't know where it was coming from. When police asked Bartley the officers said he pulled some marijuana out of his pocket, and more was found after police searched him.
Police booked Bartley into the Morgan City jail on the two charges.
IMAGE: Morgan City Police