UPDATE: CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Arraignment Thursday morning for a Canton couple accused of child endangering.
Justin Scafate wasted no time in ducking in doors and out of view of our cameras once word got out that he and his girlfriend, Tiffany McCormick, are charged with child endangering after their 2-year-old girl was found with marijuana in her system.
Not quite sure how the problem here came to light-- but obviously somebody here stepped up and did the right thing and told the Stark County Sheriff's Department. The responding said the little girl was not acting right.
Both Scafate and McCormick pleaded not guilty to the charges, and posted bond.
The judge, however, ordered both of them to stay away from the child. She is staying with an aunt.
Second hand marijuana smoke can damage an infant's delicate immune system not to mention effect their brain causing psychotic illness and compromising the child's memory and retention. The damage could be irreparable.