Cops: Main Line Dad Left 3-Year-Old Home Alone So He Could Go Smoke Weed
A Main Line dad is in trouble with police after he allegedly left his 3-year-old child home alone so that he could go out and get high.
The Tredyffrin Township Police Department says that officers conducted a routine traffic stop on West Valley Road on Tuesday morning just before 9 a.m., pulling over a vehicle being driven by 29-year-old Stanley Lee Hampton of Wayne. Police say it had a busted rear light.
As the cops were talking to Hampton, they say they smelled that oh-so-familiar odor of marijuana, and they arrested Hampton, charging him with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license.
Well, while Hampton was in the squad car en route to the police station, he allegedly made a startling admission to the cops: Police say that Hampton told them that he had left his 3-year-old child home alone.
The cops in Tredyffrin got in touch with the Radnor Police Department, which launched its own investigation. Hampton was subsequently charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. He remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 17th.
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