3-year-old seen smoking weed on social media leads to arrests, Mississippi cops say

Bailey Aldridge

Four people were arrested after Mississippi authorities say a toddler was seen smoking marijuana on a social media post.

The post showed the 3-year-old smoking weed that was “given to him by an adult,” according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. After learning about the post Monday, the sheriff’s office, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and others began investigating.

Officials found that the child’s mother and two other adults had given the toddler marijuana on “more than one occasion.”

The mother is not being named to protect the identity of the child.

The mother was charged with “contributing to the delinquency of a child” and “conspiracy to distribute marijuana,” the sheriff’s office says.

William Albright was charged with “contributing to the delinquency of a child, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana and possession of a game animal in captivity.”

Katie Green was charged with “contributing to the delinquency of a child,” police say.

A fourth suspect, Samantha Dykes, was charged with “possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Child Protective Services has custody of the child, the sheriff’s office says.

No other information was released as of Wednesday afternoon.