Child Services Removing Kids From Homes After Parents Arrested For Marijuana
Child Services Taking Kids After Parents' Minor Marijuana Arrests
Child Services is now taking into consideration parents who use drugs as a case for removal of the children from the home.
The problem is the drug arrests are minor. In one particular case a father lost custody of his 1-year-old daughter over a $5 bag of marijuana.
Michael Fagan, a spokesman for the Administration for Children's Services said,“We think the argument that use of cocaine, heroin or marijuana by a parent of young children should not be looked into or should simply be ignored is just plain wrong.”
If drugs are legally considered minor, how do they justify such a major action like taking away their children?