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Mother records herself pushing lit marijuana joint into mouth of 5-year-old son and uploads video to the Internet

By Mason White 5:45 PM January 17, 2017
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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A mother lost custody of her child and she was placed behind bars after being seen pushing a lit marijuana joint into his mouth, according to police in Argentina.

Bahia Blanca police said that they have arrested the woman, who was not identified, for endangering the welfare of her 5-year-old son.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman recorded herself lighting a marijuana joint in front of her son. The mother then pushed the lit joint into the mouth of her son who is seen inhaling the smoke.

She then uploaded the video to the Internet, where it went viral. Someone forwarded the video to the police, and officers raided her home.

Police seized ammunition and marijuana plants from the home.

During questioning, the woman said that she did it as a prank and did not mean to harm her child. The child was handed over to the custody of the state.