HOUSTON – A 22-year-old man was facing charges Wednesday after police say a 1-year-old girl ate marijuana while the man was babysitting the child.
Kelechi Ogbaa is charged with endangering a child.
According to court documents, Ogbaa was babysitting the girl while her mother went to class when he fell asleep for two hours.
When he woke up around 5 p.m., Ogbaa told investigators the baby had made a mess of the home, leaving toys, DVDs and chips all over the place.
A short while later, the baby got tired, so Ogbaa said he put the child on his chest and they both fell asleep.
When the mother returned home, Ogbaa said all three went to bed.
But then, around 3 a.m., Ogbaa said the baby woke up screaming and they couldn’t calm her down.
They took her to the hospital, where doctors determined that she’d ingested marijuana.
According to court documents, both parents failed a drug test administered by CPS.
CPS officials said they removed the child from the home and placed her with a family friend.