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Pot smoked while baby in car: Police

A Fort Wayne woman was arrested early Friday after police said they stopped her car and discovered she and a passenger were smoking marijuana while a baby was in the car.

When an Indiana state trooper tried to stop Breosha J. Brown’s car, she did not stop at first, and when she finally did, her passenger ran from the car, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The trooper immediately smelled burnt marijuana when he approached the car and noticed a baby in the back seat, the affidavit said.

Brown, 19, of the 4600 block of Whiteford Lane, told police she did not know the passenger and was just giving him a ride.

As police searched the car, they found 10 pills later identified as a controlled substance and three partly burned hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes.

Police were not able to find the passenger, authorities said.

Brown’s mother came to get the 1-year-old baby from the car, the affidavit said.

According to the report, Brown laughed as she told the trooper she was smoking marijuana when he tried to stop her car.

Police took a blood draw from her and arrested her on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and operating a vehicle while never having received a license.

She was being held Friday evening in lieu of $6,500 bail.

cmeyers@jg.net

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