WATERLOO - A Waterloo couple has been arrested after their 7-month-old daughter began choking on a bag of marijuana Thursday.
Police arrested Amanda Monique Mallit, 18, and Horace Phillip, 18, of 314 Randolph St. for child endangerment. Mallit was also arrested for interference with official acts, and Phillip was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Paramedics were called to their home at about 7 p.m. because Mallit, who is pregnant, was assaulted by another person. While Mallit and her daughter were riding to the hospital in an ambulance, the girl began to choke. When medics helped her, they found a bag of marijuana in the girl's mouth, according to court records.
Police later searched the home and found more marijuana within child's reach, records state.
After Mallit was released from the hospital, police attempted to remove the child from her arms for safety reasons, and Mallit allegedly resisted and shook the child, according to court records.
Phillip admitted ownership of the marijuana, records state.