(video & story from Tampabay.com)
A video of an infant smoking a small cigar set off outrage on social media that helped North Carolina authorities identify and arrest the mother.
The 10-second clip shows the hand of an adult off-screen holding what appears to be a cigarillo to the child’s lips. The child then makes a cooing sound and appears to inhale before letting out a puff of smoke.
It’s not clear what the child was smoking, but the mother was charged with marijuana possession. Brianna Ashanti Lofton, 20, was also charged with two counts of felony child abuse, according to a police news release. The baby was placed with the county’s child protective services department.