Two Annapolis parents face child neglect charges for reportedly passing out after smoking synthetic marijuana in their vehicle with their infant along for the ride.
Anne Arundel County Police officers were called about 5:20 p.m. Saturday to the parking lot of McDonalds, 2130 Generals Highway in Annapolis, to check on two people who appeared to be asleep inside a vehicle.
Officers saw two unresponsive adults, a man and a woman, in the front compartment of the vehicle. An alert infant was found in the rear seat. Paramedics who responded to the scene had to physically wake up the two adults.
The couple is the parents of the 8-month-old infant. They have been identified as Michael Patrick May, 20, and Brooke Amber Michael, 20, both of 2056 Quaker Way in Annapolis.
According to police, May was in the driver’s seat; he struggled to hold his balance and his speech was slurred when approached by officers. A police spokesman says that when Michael got out of the vehicle, she stumbled and her speech was slurred.
Officers saw evidence of suspected synthetic marijuana inside the vehicle, and located packages of suspected synthetic marijuana known as “K2” and smoking devices in the vehicle.
Both parents were charged with neglect of a minor and the possession of CDS paraphernalia.
The child was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for an evaluation. Child Protective Services was notified and the child was released to his grandfather.