Arrests made after Facebook video shows young children smoking marijuana in North Carolina

Posted at 10:40 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 11:40:31-04

Winston-Salem, NC (WGHP) -- Two women were arrested on child abuse charges Tuesday, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police in North Carolina.

Michaela Pearson and Candice Little are each charged with felony child abuse and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Officers received numerous reports of a Facebook video showing multiple young children being given what appeared to be an illegal substance by two women.

The children were 2 years old, 3 years old and 18 months old, according to arrest warrants.

Officials believe Pearson and Little caused and encouraged the children to smoke marijuana.

Following an investigation, Pearson and Little were arrested at 2115 Peters Creek Parkway.

The children were taken to a local hospital where they are being treated.

Pearson and Little are being held on $150,000 secured bonds.