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During Traffic Stop, 3-Year-Old Hands Cops Something 'Startling'

Newser — Evann Gastaldo

New York state troopers who stopped a car Thursday afternoon after noticing a child allegedly not in a proper child safety restraint got a lot more than they were likely expecting.

The 3-year-old child reached under the front seat and handed troopers a bag that was allegedly full of pot and pot accoutrements, Syracuse.com reports. "She opened it and held it up so the trooper could see the contents," state police said in a press release that referred to the incident as "startling." Police also say they found marijuana cigarette butts in the ashtray, WNYT reports.

Driver Scott Hill, 26, and passenger Megan Karl, 33, were arrested; police did not say what their relationship to the child is. They were both charged with endangering the welfare of a child and Hill was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana; Child Protective Services was informed of the incident.

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