Ohio Toddler Found Stuck in Toilet, Marijuana Growing in Room: Police

Investigators were called to an apartment after neighbors reported hearing a child crying for 30 minutes

Police in northeast Ohio arrested the parents of a 2-year-old boy after they found the toddler stuck in a toilet and marijuana growing in another room.

Investigators were called to a Canton apartment Thursday after neighbors reported hearing a child crying for 30 minutes, the Canton Repository reported. Officers rescued the boy after a maintenance worker let them inside. The toddler had used the toilet and then fell in.

A police lieutenant told the newspaper that the boy's mother arrived two hours later after she had gone shopping and said a sister was supposed to be babysitting. The lieutenant said the woman couldn't remember her sister's last name.

Investigators also discovered three marijuana plants growing in a cupboard of another room.
The father was eventually found and arrested. The parents, Rashaan Cuffee and Justice Chance, both 20-years old, were charged with child endangerment and illegal cultivation of marijuana, according to the report.

The boy is in custody of child protective services.

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