A Ohio mom faces several charges after she made a homemade video of her child smoking pot.
Hamilton County, Ohio prosecutor Joe Deters said Jessica Gamble allegedly taught her two-year-old daughter to smoke marijuana and recorded the incident on her mobile phone in June. She then sent the recording to an unidentified person, who forwarded it to Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
According to court records, the 21-year-old mother was indicted on Sept. 15 with one charge each of child endangerment, evidence tampering, and corrupting another with drugs. The two-year-old is currently with relatives, according to local media reports.
Gambles plead not guilty to the charges at an arraignment on Sept. 24 and is currently being held on $10,000 bond at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
“It is unbelievable to watch on video a mother teaching her 2-year-old child how to smoke a joint. There are just some people who should never have children,” Deters said in an interview.
Deters said it appeared that this is not the first time the toddler has smoked marijuana.
Gamble faces a maximum five-year sentence for child endangerment charges and 18 months for corruption charges if found guilty.