Shocking Viral Video: Mom Busted After Facebook Clip Shows Baby Smoking Pot

Brianna Ashanti Lofton [Raleigh Police Department]; baby allegedly smoking marijuana/YouTube [screenshot]

RALEIGH, NC — Police arrested a young mother after a video posted to Facebook apparently depicted an adult getting a one-year-old baby to smoke marijuana.

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The 10-second clip depicts a one-year-old baby in a car seat. An adult hand comes into view holding what police maintain is a lit marijuana cigarette. The grown-up holds the cigarette to the baby’s lips. The baby takes a drag on the cigarette and exhales a puff of smoke.

After the video went viral and numerous viewers contacted authorities, officers arrested marijuana mom Brianna Ashanti Lofton, age 20.

Related: Cops Investigate After Toddler Is Seen Allegedly Smoking Pot On Viral Video

Lofton has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, contributing to delinquency, and possession of marijuana.

The Raleigh Police Department has officially thanked the public for help, stating:

“Thanks to your willingness to get involved, the child is now safe and the mother is in police custody.”

The baby has been placed in the care of Wake County Child Protective Services.

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Main photos: Brianna Ashanti Lofton [Raleigh Police Department]; baby allegedly smoking marijuana/YouTube [screenshot]

  • Martha Bartha

    These kids today! They start abusing drugs younger & younger.

  • Joe Guelph

    Parents used to give their kids liquor, or opiod-laced tonics, to get them to sleep. I was wondering if she let the kid have a toke to quiet it down, but the child seemed pretty mellow in the clip.

    • zookeeper216

      Parents used to rub whisky on their gums when they were teething, not to drink.
      As for teaching a kid to smoke pot at that age or any age for that matter makes her a dumba#s.

      • Joe Guelph

        Can’t argue with you there.

  • zookeeper216

    Future useless person, the mother already is.

  • Jennifer Siskey

    Well she was probably a crack baby herself. Worthless……and not at all surprising.