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Man Charged With Smoking Pot With Child in Car

A New York City man was arrested Sunday after police saw him smoking marijuana in a car with a child in the back seat. Mikel Turnier, 29, of 41 W. 86th St. admitted that he was smoking a marijuana cigarette. Police searched the car, which was parked on Greenwich Avenue, and found drug paraphernalia, drug scales and marijuana. When the child's mother returned to the car, she told police the child was 16-months old. The child was taken into protective custody and the New York Child Protective Services were contacted. Turnier was charged with risk of injury to a minor, possession of marijuana under four ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, sale of marijuana and operating a drug factory. Turnier was found to have a lengthy criminal history for various felony charges, including drug trafficking. Turnier was being held on a $100,000 bond and is due to appear in court on Feb. 18.

Also from the police blotter:

Kenneth Ross, 58, of 35 W. View Place in Riverside was arrested Saturday on charges of selling narcotics and reckless endangerment. He was released on a $3,000 bond and is due in court Feb. 22.

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