Two arrested on suspicion of smoking marijuana with child in car

Headline Goes Here

HOUSTON - Two people who were allegedly smoking marijuana inside a car with their 4-year-old nephew in the backseat are facing serious charges.

It allegedly happened around 8:30 pm Tuesday at South Gessner near Gustine Lane in southwest Houston. According to court documents, an off-duty Houston police officer, who was working a second job as a security guard, spotted Meglionne Manon Montgomery along with Tarlisha M. Whitten smoking marijuana with Whitten's 4-year-old nephew in the car.

Both Montgomery and Whitten were arrested and taken into custody. Investigators have not said who Whitten's 4-year-old nephew was placed with during the arrest.

Montgomery and Whitten are both facing a felony charges of endangering a child.  The two are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to have an attorney assigned.

Copyright 2014 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.