2 Women arrested for giving Marijuana to 3 Young Kids

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on August 31, 2018.

Police arrested two women on child abuse charges after a Facebook video showed three young children smoking what appeared to be marijuana.

Winston-Salem police arrested the women, identified as 21-year-old Michaela Pearson and 18-year-old Candice Little, were arrested Tuesday after learning that they had provided the illegal substance to the young children, ages 18 months, 2 years and 3 years.

Both Michaela Pearson and Candice Little have been charged with felony child abuse and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Pearson and Little are being held on $150,000 secured bonds. The children were taken to a local hospital where they are being treated. The video has shocked the community, including the children's mother.

Mother of one of the children, who didn't want to share her name or face alleging that she's been getting death threats, says she trusted Person and Little to watch her children.

When she first saw the video, she says she asked the women why they allegedly did this.

"She didn't have no answer for me. And in a way, OK, yeah, it might be my fault because I did just leave my kids in there going back and forth, but still, it's a common-sense thing," the mother said.

She says one of the babysitters is her friend, and the woman has apologized for what allegedly happened.

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