WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco police say a man and a woman have been arrested after leaving their 7-week-old daughter alone in a hotel room when they went to a grocery store to get a cigar product used to smoke marijuana.
Police believe that during the parents’ absence of about 30 minutes Saturday, smoke from marijuana use set off the room’s smoke alarm. Police say a housekeeper responding to the alarm found the infant and notified police.
Police say 29-year-old Nicholas Howlett was arrested for possession of marijuana and abandoning a child, and 19-year-old Leah Omollo was arrested for abandoning a child. Both remained jailed Sunday. Howlett’s bond was $26,000, while Omollo’s was $25,000. Jail records didn’t list an attorney for either.
Police say Child Protective Services placed the infant with family members.
(Copyright (c) 2023 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)