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story.lead_photo.caption Lamel Yancy, 17, of North Little Rock

North Little Rock police say a teenager was arrested Tuesday after authorities found a video on his Facebook account of the uncle allowing his 3-year-old nephew to smoke what was described as marijuana.

According to a report, the video was found Sept. 1 while investigators were scouring social media accounts for suspects in an unrelated burglary case.

The video showed Lamel Yancy, 17, of North Little Rock smoking suspected marijuana inside a vehicle in the 4000 block of East Broadway, later asking the child if he wanted to “smoke the marijuana or hit the gas/blunt,” police said.

At that point, authorities said, Yancy, who also goes by "Man Man," allowed the child to put the unlit substance in his mouth before Yancy took the suspected marijuana back into his possession, lighting it and smoking inside the vehicle.

The child was later recorded "several times" smoking the substance and referred to it as "weed" on video, according to the report.

Police said the child's mother at one point entered the back seat of the vehicle, objecting to Lamel handing the suspected marijuana to child. Lamel is then seen in the video telling his nephew that he would smoke it with him later.

Yancy remained at the Pulaski County jail as of Thursday afternoon on a charge of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, records show. He is being held in lieu of $2,500 bond.

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  • 4concernedcitizens
    September 22, 2016 at 4:13 p.m.

    Little guy has a bright future with a role model like that.

  • earlofarkansas
    September 22, 2016 at 4:27 p.m.

    Wonder who Lamel's role model was?

  • Tigermule
    September 22, 2016 at 5:10 p.m.

    No Uncle Buck is he

  • Pearl1975
    September 22, 2016 at 5:59 p.m.

    What a sorry POS! Where's the BLM?

  • caspertherat
    September 23, 2016 at 9:09 a.m.

    @Prarl1975--BLM does not care about this. Their hypocrisy is beyond belief. Their inherent racism keeps them off matters like this.

  • NutButter
    September 23, 2016 at 11:18 a.m.

    Ear of A, You are correct. It's all about role models. BLM needs to be outraged that blacks are killing blacks in record numbers.
    Yes, I am outraged that police officers have murdered innocent black men. That is wrong. Hands up, shot in the back and they is murder.
    But let's bring some outrage and riots through the streets of the black neighborhoods where black on black crime is occurring in record numbers. BLM. Let's see some serious effort within the neighborhood churches & organizations.

  • HarleyOwner
    September 23, 2016 at 11:24 a.m.

    Typical "ghetto rat"

  • 3WorldState1
    September 23, 2016 at 12:23 p.m.

    "BLM. Let's see some serious effort within the neighborhood churches & organizations. "
    Because that is not what that movement is about. Have you not been paying attention?
    I like how white folk think black people arent doing anything in their community or churches to stop this stuff. You won't find it on Fox or AFR. Just google it. Spend an hour reading up on it. educate yourself.
    You see all the white people in this paper today? Murder, Rapes, Drugs. Why? Education/and poverty. Why is there more in the black community? Education/and poverty. And most white Amercians haven't lived under a black, racist country for the last 300 years. Just think a little before you say statements based on nothing but your narrow "beliefs".
    I don't condone or like what is going on either. But try to present a more thoughtful argument.

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