RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh police have charged a second person in connection with a video that surfaced last week on Facebook of a 16-month-old baby smoking marijuana, authorities said.
Allan Gylmar Maldonado, 18, is charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of simple possession of marijuana, WRAL reports.
He is in jail and was expected to appear Wednesday in court at 2 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.
Police had arrested and charged the child’s mother 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton last Wednesday with two counts of felony child abuse, contributing to delinquency and possession of marijuana.
A Wake County judge set a $100,000 secured bond for Lofton and ordered her to have no contact with the child.
Warrants obtained by WRAL News confirm the child was smoking marijuana and state the incident happened around December or January.
Lofton has been taken to the Wake County Detention Center. The baby has been placed with Wake County Child Protective Services.
The video was widely shared with comments admonishing the mother and urging law enforcement