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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?