Deputy: Child found inside pot smoke-filled apartment

ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A one-year-old was inside a marijuana smoke-filled apartment, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy responded to complaints of a mother smoking pot at a home on Buckwheat Road, in Alden, just after midnight on Saturday. A deputy said there was evidence to prove 26-year-old Stephanie Marquardt smoked the drug in the presence of her child.

The deputy called the fire department and Child Protective Services to have the child examined. The child was released to the custody of the child’s grandparents.

Marquardt was charged with misdemeanor acting in a manner to injure a child less than 17. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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