Raleigh man charged after Facebook video showed baby smoking marijuana


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – An 18-year-old Raleigh man has been charged in connection with a video posted to Facebook showing a baby smoking marijuana. 

Allan Maldonado was charged after warrants say he did “cause, encouraged or aid” a juvenile to smoke a marijuana blunt. He was booked into the Johnston County Jail and transported to Wake County. 

Maldonado faces two charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and possession of a Scheduled VI substance. 

Last week, the baby’s mother, Brianna Ashanti Lofton, was arrested after Raleigh police were made aware of the video.

The incident happened sometime between Dec. 1, 2017, and Jan. 31, 2018, according to the warrants. The baby was a year old at the time.

Lofton, 20, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and simple possession of marijuana.

Lofton appeared in court last week where the judge kept her bond at $100,000.

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