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Mom accused of helping 1-year-old smoke pot ordered not to have contact with girl

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 22, 2018 at 4:04 p.m.

This undated provided by the Wake County, N.C., jail shows Brianna Ashanti Lofton, who is accused of allowing her baby to smoke a small cigar in a video that went viral.

A judge has ordered a mother accused of helping her 1-year-old daughter smoke marijuana not to have contact with the girl while the case is pending.

Brianna Ashanti Lofton of Raleigh made a brief court appearance Thursday on charges that include child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police were alerted to the case after a video of the girl smoking received millions of views on social media.

The Wake County judge set her bond at $100,000.

Lofton said little during the hearing but indicated that she wanted a public defender. The public defender's office didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment after the hearing.

A prosecutor asked for a higher bond, noting that the 20-year-old Lofton has faced several misdemeanor charges in the past two years, including assault and marijuana possession.

No one answered the door Wednesday at a Raleigh address listed for Lofton.

The daughter has been placed with child protective services.

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rtw says... March 22, 2018 at 5:37 p.m.

Another vermin with no moral compass.

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ZeebronZ says... March 22, 2018 at 10:53 p.m.

What the hell is wrong with people???? I think we need a reset...

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