A North Little Rock man had his 2-year-old son in the backseat late Thursday night while driving a vehicle that reeked of marijuana, authorities said.
Andreus Ross, 36, who police say admitted smoking marijuana a short time before he was pulled over, was arrested on charges of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of a controlled substance.
Authorities pulled over Ross' Chrysler minivan about 10:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Camp Robinson Road because it had a headlight out, according to a North Little Rock police report.
As an officer got to the van, he smelled "a heavy odor of marijuana" and spotted the 2-year-old in the backseat without a car seat, the report said.
"Ross stated that he smoked some marijuana about 20 minutes before I pulled him over," the officer wrote in the report. "Ross also stated he began feeling 'high' shortly before" the traffic stop.
A search of the vehicle revealed a small marijuana cigarette in the third-row seat of the van, the report said. And an adult passenger, identified as 20-year-old Tevin Fields, was arrested after police found a marijuana cigarette in his pants, police said.
Ross remained in the Pulaski County jail Friday morning with bail not yet set. Court appearances for he and Fields are set for Tuesday.