Police find child in back seat with pot plant
PALM COAST, Fla. -- A man from Palm Coast is behind bars after cops spotted him driving around with his 5-year-old daughter in the back seat. His marijuana plant was sitting next to her.
On Tuesday evening, a woman called the Flagler County Sheriff's Office to say her former renters were growing drugs and hauling them into their car near Beacon Mill Lane.
Deputies followed the car and pulled it over for a broken tail light.
The responding deputy noticed a 4-foot-tall pot plant sitting in the back seat, right next to a 5-year-old girl.
Joshua Spaulding, 26, told police he went to his girlfriend's former residence to pick up his plant and a lighting system for a friend.
Spaudling was arrested and charged with child neglect, possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivation of marijuana.
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