A teen-aged mother, her young husband and her father are all accused of helping a 23-month-old boy smoke marijuana.
Investigators say at a party where marijuana was being smoked, 17-year-old Jessica Kelsey and her father, 54-year-old Don Baker, lit a bowl and helped the toddler smoke marijuana. Jessica’s husband, 18-year-old George Kelsey, was present at the time and observed his step-son smoking marijuana, according to authorities.
Undersheriff Charles Holder said, “They packed the marijuana pipe, lit it for the baby and gave it to him and encouraged him to inhale…it’s just unbelievable.”
News 4 has learned this incident may have been videotaped, but the sheriff’s office would neither confirm or deny that. The trio live in an apartment right across the the Chautauqua County Courthouse and right next door to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
The party was held on December 5, and afterwards a tip about the incident was given to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies investigated the tip with help from the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office and the Chautauqua County Child Protective Services and arrested all three on Friday at their home on Erie Street in Mayville.