Man who left pot in son's Elmo backpack pleads guilty
Friday, October 01, 2010
The Associated Press
UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- A father will spend six months to two years in jail after pleading guilty to hiding his marijuana in his son's Elmo backpack, which the boy mistakenly took to school with the drugs still in it.
Thirty-three-year-old Ronald Washington, of Uniontown, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children and marijuana possession charges Thursday.
Police say Mr. Washington called the school where his son attended kindergarten in April and told officials he needed to get something from the Sesame Street-themed backpack. That prompted school officials to search the bag and call police when they found more than three ounces of pot.