Tot Gives Pot To Cop In Traffic Stop

By Benjie Cooper

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Clarksville residents 26-year-old Scott Hill and passenger 33-year-old Megan Karl were driving on Route 32 in New Scotland Thursday afternoon when they were stopped by New York State Police.

The first officer approached the vehicle and noticed that there were the remains of several joints lying in the ashtray. While he was interviewing Hill, a second trooper checked on a 3-year-old girl who was sitting in the backseat without a proper child safety restraint.

At one point while the officer was checking on the girl, she reached under one of the front seats and retrieved a zippered pouch which she opened and displayed so the trooper could see inside.

“The pouch contained a bag of marijuana and a metal grinding device and smoking pipe, both containing the drug,” wrote Major Robert E. Patnaude in a State Police press release. “The child gave the pouch to the trooper, who secured it as evidence.”

Officers arrested both Hill and Karl for endangering the welfare of a child. Hill was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana.

The three-year-old girl was turned over to relatives, and Albany County Child Protective Services was notified of the arrests.

Following an arraignment at the New Scotland Town Court, Hill was released under the supervision of Albany County Probation, and Karl was let out on her own recognizance. Both are scheduled to appear in court again at a later date.