Two arrested on charges of Child Endangerment

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on September 10, 2018.

The New Scotland police arrested two persons after a 3-year-old girl handed them a bag of marijuana from a car during a traffic stop Thursday.

The state police arrested driver of a car Scott Hill, 26, and passenger Megan Karl, 33, each of Clarksville. They were arrested on charges of child endangerment.

According to a news release Sunday, the state police stopped the car along Route 32 in New Scotland, South West of Albany, when they found Scott Hill with an ashtray that contained the ends of marijuana cigarettes. While a trooper interviewed the driver outside of the car, another trooper checked on a 3-year-old girl who was in the backseat without a proper child safety restraint.

After noticing the trooper, the child reached under a front seat and pulled out and handed it over to the police. Apart from containing a bag of marijuana, the cops say that the pouch also had a metal grinding device and smoking pipe, both containing the drug, inside it.  

After finding the drug from the vehicle, police arrested Scott Hill and Megan Karl for child endangerment. Scott Hill was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.  

While the girl was turned over to relatives, the Albany County Child Protective Services was informed of the arrests.

Police said Hill and Karl were released after they appeared in the New Scotland Town Court. Both of them are salted to return to court at a future date.

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