Police find marijuana stuffed in child’s car seat, man faces drug & child abuse charges

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FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Fort Payne Police arrested Justin Tyron Pinkney after a traffic stop on April 7. Officers say the 24 year old had his four month old infant with him at the time of the arrest.

Police say they found marijuana on Pinkney and stuffed down in a child car seat.

A few days before the traffic stop, Fort Payne Police officers were called to an apartment in the 2000 block of Sanders Avenue north to investigate a report of child abuse. Authorities say a male juvenile had severe marks and bruising on his body. Police say a man they wanted to talk to in connection with the child abuse case was out of town at the time, but officers issued a bulletin for him.

Police say after questioning Pinkney following the traffic stop, he was also charged with child abuse. His bond was set at $20,000.

Officers say Curtis Curry Meeks III was driving the car on April 7. He was arrested for possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.