Friday, December 2, 2011

Dad "hot-boxed" his car...with 2-year-old son in back seat (Sacramento, California)

The "hot-box" dad is identified as JC MONROE. No mom is identified.


Father 'hot-boxed his car... with two-year-old son in back seat'
By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 10:05 PM on 2nd December 2011

A young father allegedly hot-boxed his car with his two-year-old son in the back seat.

JC Monroe was arrested after police saw a vehicle so thick with marijuana smoke it obscured the child at the rear, it is alleged.

Police pulled over a vehicle carrying two adults and a child in South Sacramento on Wednesday.

Monroe, who was in the car with a friend who has a card that allows him to buy medical marijuana, is accused of endangering his child.

He denies the allegations and said he never would put his son in harms way.

Monroe said. 'My son was in the car, there was some smoke, but it was not a hotbox,' His friend, who has a medical marijuana card, had just taken his first drag when officers stopped them, he added.

'Hotboxing' is smoking marijuana in a small, enclosed space, which allows the smoke to remain in the air for a long time so users get even more stoned.

Monroe was arrested on charges of child abuse and probation violation and is being held on $82,000 bond. The boy’s mother has taken custody of the child.

Monroe will probably miss his youngest daughter’s first birthday, but he plans to fight the charges and hopes to be out by Christmas