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Warrant: Mom admits she put marijuana blunt in child's mouth

This undated provided by the Wake County, N.C, Detention Center, shows Brianna Ashanti Lofton, who is accused of allowing her baby to smoke a small cigar in a video that went viral. The turbulent home life of a North Carolina infant seen smoking pot on a viral video was evident Wednesday, March 28, 2018, as Allan Maldonado, a second person, appeared in court on charges of giving her a marijuana blunt. Authorities accuse Lofton and Maldonado of giving marijuana to the child to smoke multiple times over a two-month period starting last December, according to arrest warrants. (Wake County Detention Center via AP, File)
April 03, 2018 - 10:07 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. - A search warrant says a North Carolina mother confessed to letting her 1-year-old child smoke pot in a social media video that went viral.

The warrant released Monday allows police to take pictures of the Raleigh apartment where investigators say 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton helped her daughter inhale marijuana.

A version of the video that's received millions of views shows the hand of an adult off-screen holding a cigarillo to the child's lips. The child coos and appears to inhale before letting out a puff of smoke.

Police say Facebook users alerted them to the smoking child videos.

Lofton is charged with child abuse, marijuana possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her lawyer didn't return an email seeking comment.

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