Crime

Marijuana Facebook post lands Jamestown couple in jail; baby taken by protective services

A Jamestown couple was arrested Monday night and their 7-month old son taken by Child Welfare Services after the mother used Facebook to advertise marijuana for sale, the Sonora Police Department said.

Police were tipped off about the Facebook post by a resident at about 10:35 p.m. An officer messaged the poster and they agreed to meet in the parking lot of Jimtown Frosty on Main Street in Jamestown, said Sgt. Curtis Hankins.

At about 11:15 p.m., undercover officers at the location saw a man and a woman come out of an apartment across the street. The man went back and stood by the front door of the apartment while the woman, 38-year-old Malissa McCarthy, continued on to Jimtown Frosty with two ounces of marijuana, Hankins said.

McCarthy, who is on probation, was detained.

Officers went to the apartment and made contact with 20-year-old Addam Smith, McCarthy’s boyfriend and father of their 7-month-old. The baby was asleep inside the apartment, Hankins said.

During a safety check of the baby and probation search of the apartment, officers located two guns, ammunition, 27 ounces of marijuana, and 3.6 ounces of methamphetamine, police said.

McCarthy and Smith were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and other felony charges related to the guns and drugs.

The baby was taken into protective custody and released to Tuolumne County Child Welfare Services, according to police.

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