Police find baby sitting on pot in car, 2 arrested


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man and woman were arrested Monday night in east Nashville after officers found marijuana hidden in a baby’s seat while two children were in the car.

According to an affidavit, Passion Grinstead crossed the center lane twice while driving on Douglas Avenue near Gallatin Pike and was pulled over.

The officer smelled marijuana when he approached the car, but Grinstead and Damon Carter, the passenger, both denied having drugs in the vehicle.

However, while searching the car the officer found marijuana under the front passenger seat.

At that point, Grinstead reportedly told a second officer that Carter also put some in her 2-year-old’s car seat.

Officers found the child sitting on approximately 84 grams of marijuana, according to the report. Carter, 20, allegedly admitted that the drug was his.

He was charged with a felony drug offense and his bond was set at $50,000. Carter has multiple drug and assault convictions in Davidson County.

Grinstead, 21, is the mother of the two 2-year-old children who were in the car. She was charged with child neglect and driving on a revoked license. Her bond was set at $12,000.

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