Second Man Arrested Over Video Of Kids Smoking Pot
Sunday, March 4th 2007, 4:37 pm
By: News On 6
WATAUGA, Texas (AP) Two teenagers were arrested after police found a video of them showing two children how to smoke marijuana, authorities said.
Fort Worth Police found the video Feb. 22 while investigating Demetris McCoy, 17, and Vanswan Polty, 18, in connection with some burglaries.
In the video, the children are called "potheads" and a man can be seen placing a marijuana cigarette into a baby's mouth. In another part of the video a boy is seen smoking on his own. The children were also asked if they "have the munchies."
Police said the boys are McCoy's nephews, aged 2 and 5. The children have been placed in foster care, the child protective services said.
Both men have been arrested on felony charges of injury to a child and were being held in jail Sunday. It wasn't immediately known if the two men had attorneys.
Shirley Russell, McCoy's grandmother, told KXAS-TV that she was working when the video was made.
"I'm very upset about it. I didn't raise them like that and they know I didn't raise them like that," Russell said. "I feel terrible about it, it's outrageous, all the things that went on and I didn't know nothing about them."
Asked for comment by KXAS-TV as he was being led into jail, McCoy responded with expletives.